When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Written by: Andrews, Jan
Illustrated by: Petricic, Duan
ages 7 to 10 / grades 2 to 5

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.

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.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Apr 9, 2011
Specifications 72 pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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Written By 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: http://web.me.com/janandrews/Site/home.html Visit Jan Andrews' blog: http://www.2wp.ca/jans-blog
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic is a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. Born in Belgrade, he now lives in Toronto.
Audience ages 7 to 10 / grades 2 to 5
Reading Levels Lexile 540L

Commended, 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2012

“...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

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

“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

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

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