When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew
Written by Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic
Publication Date April 09, 2011
A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award
In these three imaginative stories, Jan Andrews introduces us to Quebec's traditional folktale hero, Ti-Jean. He's an endearing character who is both wise and foolish, and though he does find himself in hard situations (often of his own making), in the end, he somehow manages to do what needs to be done.
In "Ti-Jean and the Princess of Tomboso" he outwits a greedy princess; in "Ti-Jean the Marble Player" he gets the best of a pint-sized scoundrel; and in "How Ti-Jean Became a Fiddler" he turns the tables on a too-clever-for-her-own-good seigneur's daughter, and finds true love in the process.
Selected for the 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book 2012
Jan Andrews is a well-known author and storyteller who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award three times. She has written books that have become classics, including Very Last First Time (illustrated by Ian Wallace), The Auction (illustrated by Karen Reczuch) and Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World (illustrated by Simon Ng). She is the founding president of the Storytellers of Canada and has performed at festivals and in concert throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Australia and England.
Dusan Petricic is a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has co-authored/illustrated more than thirty books, including Mattland (by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert), which won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Ned Mouse Breaks Away (by Tim Wynne-Jones) and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (by Jan Andrews). Born in Belgrade, he now lives in Toronto, where he works as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for the Toronto Star.
"these zesty, wellpaced texts virtually read themselves." The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED REVIEW
"...a winning introduction to a universal folk character." Kirkus Reviews
"...full of magic..." Quill & Quire
"A refreshing alternative to traditional fairy tales." Toronto Star
"Highly Recommended" CM Magazine
"the stories hold appeal for storytellers and listeners alike." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...The book would be an entertaining read-aloud for a classroom and a good companion piece to the study of American folktales... Quite frankly, three stories are simply not enough!" School Library Journal