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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

Cover of When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Regular price $16.95 CAD

72 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
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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 writer and storyteller who has published a number of highly acclaimed books for children. Jan lives on a lake near Ottawa, Ontario. Visit Jan Andrews' website: Visit Jan Andrews' blog:

Duan Petricic

Dusan Petricic is a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. Born in Belgrade, he now lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
...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!
  • Commended 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2012