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Simon and Catapult Man's Perilous Playground Adventure

illustrated by Brenda Jones, by Norene Smiley

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list price: $8.95
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publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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Well-known children's writer Norene Smiley's delightful prose and award-winning illustrator Brenda Jones's vibrant illustrations combine to bring the wonder of imaginative play to life. The quirky pictorial elements and interplay between real life and fantasy will make Simon and Catapult Man a winner with children, while teachers and librarians will appreciate the playground safety theme and related activity.

About the Authors

Brenda Jones grew up on Prince Edward Island, and then moved to Montreal in her early 20s, beginning a career in film animation. For 20 years she worked for private studios, doing color design, backgrounds, and art direction for many animated television series. Her parallel career as an illustrator began in the ’80s after her daughter was born. She has now published more than a dozen books, including Skunks for Breakfast, which won the Lillian Shepherd Award for illustration.

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Norene Smiley is an author, artist and filmmaker as well as a founding member of the Nova Scotia Children's Literature Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Children's Literature. She is currently Project Coordinator of the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award in Atlantic Canada. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is her first picture book.
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Norene Smiley is the author of That Stripy Cat. In the winter, Norene writes stories, teaches writing, paints big paintings, and dreams of making short films. The Stripy Cat, Perfectly Peppy will be released in 2009. She now lives in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia where she and her husband make soup and muffins in the Chatterbox Café.

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Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.

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