Please click for more information about shipping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Groundwood Books

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Written by Jan Andrews • Illustrated by Duan Petricic

For kids 7 - 10 years old | Published April 09, 2011 | ISBN 9780888999528
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

Cover of When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Regular price $16.95 CAD

72 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Jan Andrews • Duan Petricic

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.

About the Creators

Jan Andrews

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.

Duan Petricic

Duan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. Most recently, he has illustrated Snap! by Hazel Hutchins, Invisibill by Maureen Fergus and My Family Tree and Me, which he also wrote. Mr. Zinger’s Hat, written by Cary Fagan, was selected for the 2015 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. A former professor of illustration and book design, Petricic’s work appeared for years in the New York Times, Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal and the Toronto Star. He continues to work as a political cartoonist for Politika and to illustrate for American, Canadian and Serbian magazines. He lives in Belgrade and Toronto.

Awards and Praise

"these zesty, wellpaced texts virtually read themselves. " — The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED REVIEW

  • Commended 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2012