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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play

Spark Your Imagination Picture Book Bundle

by (author) David Weale, Anne Laurel Carter, Kit Pearson, Katherine Farris, Bree Galbraith, Troy Wilson, Dominique Demers & Carolyn Beck

illustrated by Pierre Pratt, Ninon Pelletier, Gabrielle Grimard, Isabelle Malenfant, Dean Griffiths & Ben Hodson

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Category
Imagination & Play, Friendship, Humorous Stories
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459824256
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $47.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

This curated collection of picture books is sure to spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. Immerse yourself in these wonderful tales of creative inventions, out-of-this world adventures, clever friends and unexpected heroes.
This ebook bundle includes:  Doors in the Air by David Weale and Pierre Pratt The Magic Boat by Kit Pearson, Katherine Farris and Gabrielle Grimard Night Boy by Anne Laurel Carter and Ninon Pelletier Once Upon a Balloon by Bree Galbraith and Isabelle Malenfant Perfect Man by Troy Wilson and Dean Griffiths Richard Was a Picker by Carolyn Beck and Ben Hodson Today, Maybe by Dominique Demers and Gabrielle Grimard

About the authors

David Weale is a folk historian and a popular storyteller and stage performer. He has written thirteen books, four of which are for children. David co-created and wrote The True Meaning of Crumbfest, an animated Christmas special for children, seen in more than twenty-five countries around the world, as well as Eckhart, an animated TV series for children. He is the father of five children and presently lives with his dog, Breaker, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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Pierre Pratt's profile page

Anne Laurel Carter was born in Don Mills, Ontario. She has suffered from a bad case of wanderlust all of her life, which has taken her all over the world. In between travelling, Anne completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. Anne loves working with children, and became an ESL and French teacher. She is also the mother of four children, but still finds time to read and write. Anne currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.
Anne is a multi award-winning author of several books for children. Her picturebook Under a Prairie Sky (Orca, 2004) won the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 2003.

 

Anne Laurel Carter's profile page

Quand elle &eacutetait petite, Ninon Pelletier r&ecircvait de devenir astronaute pour voir le monde diff&eacuteremment. Elle est plut&ocirct devenue illustratrice apr&egraves des &eacutetudes en photographie et en graphisme. Elle a illustr&eacute plus d’une trentaine de livres pour enfants au cours des vingt derni&egraveres ann&eacutees et a &eacutet&eacute mise en nomination pour le Prix du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral en 2016. Elle vit &agrave Montr&eacuteal, au Qu&eacutebec, au milieu de ses crayons, de ses fusains et de ses amis.

Ninon Pelletier's profile page

Kit Pearson's profile page

Katherine Farris est n&eacutee &agrave Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Apr&egraves ses &eacutetudes universitaires, elle a d&eacutem&eacutenag&eacute &agrave Toronto, en Ontario, o&ugrave elle a travaill&eacute au magazine Toronto Life, pour l’&eacutediteur Greey de Pencier et pour le magazine OWL. En tant que recherchiste et &eacuteditrice, elle a contribu&eacute &agrave une grande vari&eacutet&eacute de projets : des guides sur le tourisme ferroviaire canadien en passant par des livres de questions et r&eacuteponses pour les enfants. Durant sa carri&egravere, elle s’est mise &agrave peindre. Vivant maintenant &agrave Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, elle se consacre &agrave l’art et au saxophone alto.

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GABRIELLE GRIMARD a illustré plus de 30 albums, dontLes mots volés, Quand j’avais huit ans, Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines, Aujourd'hui peut-être... et les livres de la série Petit Gnouf. Elle est aussi l'auteure-illustratrice de l'album Lila et la corneille. Gabrielle habite aux environs de Montréal.

 

From the time she was little GABRIELLE GRIMARD loved art, dismaying her elementary school teachers by constantly drawing in class. Later Gabrielle studied art in high school and university. After her son was born, she began illustrating children’s books and has now created more than 25, including When I Was Eight (Quand j'avais huit ans), Stolen Words (Les mots volés) and Not My Girl. Lila and the Crow (Lila et la corneille) is the first book she both wrote and illustrated. She uses watercolours, gouache and oil to create images of amazing warmth and depth. Gabrielle lives near Montreal, QC. Visit her at https://www.gabriellegrimard.com.

 

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BREE GALBRAITH is a UBC Master of Creative Writing graduate and author of award winning titles, Once Upon a Balloon (Orca 2013), and Milo and Georgie (2017). Usha and the Stolen Sun is Bree’s third book, and several more follow in the coming years, including the Wednesday Wilson series (Kids Can Press 2020-22). She lives in the heart of Vancouver with her family, where when she’s not writing, she’s definitely outside enjoying the wonders of the west coast.

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Isabelle Malenfant nació en Val d'Or, Quebec, y ahora vive en Montreal. De niña, a ella le gustaba dibujar y tocar instrumentos musicales. Ella tocaba flauta, además de piano, bajo, guitarra y violín. Sus asignaturas favoritas en la escuela fueron arte y biología. Estudió arte en la universidad y se licenció en Diseño Gráfico en la Universidad de Quebec, en Montreal.

 

Isabelle siempre ha disfrutado creando personajes y escribiendo cuentos. Antes de comenzar a ilustrar Pablo encuentra un tesoro, buscó fotos de los vertederos y de las personas que trabajan allí. Su mayor desafío fue representar las piezas de basura sin que se viera repetitivo. Después de experimentar un poco, decidió usar lápices, para crear manchas que lograran el efecto de un entorno sucio.

 

Lo que más disfruta del proceso creativo es idear personajes y ponerlos en escena. ¡Lo que más le gusta es ensuciarse las manos!

 

Isabelle vive con su pareja, sus dos hijas, un gato y un hámster enano. Cuando no está escribiendo o ilustrando, le gusta esculpir, coser, leer, escuchar música e ir al cine cuando puede.

 

Su consejo para los aspirantes a autores e ilustradores es divertirse y no preocuparse por las reglas.

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Isabelle Malenfant's profile page

 

Troy Wilson est l'auteur du livre Les cancans du canard publié aux Éditions Scholastic. Il a également écrit plusieurs histoires pour enfants publiées dans les magazines chickaDEE, Chirp et Highlights for Children. Troy n'a pas tenu de kiosque de limonade quand il était jeune. Il affirme aussi qu'il n'a jamais rivalisé avec son petit frère, sauf quand ils jouaient à des jeux vidéo. Troy habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.

 

Troy Wilson was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and currently lives in Victoria. Though he is best known as the author of the beloved and best-selling picture book Perfect Man, he has also written numerous kids' stories for Chickadee, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. Troy has given well-received presentations at schools, libraries, bookstores, festivals, and conferences across Canada.

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Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean's 2012 title Lumpito and the Painter from Spain has been nominated for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award and was a Bank Street Best Book. His most recent book is When Emily Carr Met Woo. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.

Dean Griffiths' profile page

Dominique Demers is a professional communicator. She worked as a journalist for L'actualité, as a teacher at the University of Quebec at Montreal, and as literary critic for Le Devoir, before becoming an author, speaker, and scriptwriter. She has written more than 30 children's books and also writes for adults. She has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Awards. She was the honorary president of the Salon du livre de Montréal for three years and, since the fall of 2003, she has starred on Radio-Canada's programme Dominique raconte, where she reads books to young children.

Dominique Demers' profile page

After winning a prize for her story “Petulia, the Petunia,” in grade three, Carolyn Beck knew she wanted to write, but it wasn’t until she grew up and had a family of her own that she truly pursued this career path. Previous titles include The Waiting Dog, Buttercup’s Lovely Day, Richard Was a Picker, and Wellington’s Rainy Day. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Carolyn Beck's profile page

"Ben Hodson is an artist who loves a good adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains with rescued wild burros, living in a mountain village in Nepal, or drawing comics with youth in South Africa. These experiences bring inspiration and new perspectives to his craft. Ben illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. Ben is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. Please visit his website at www.benhodson.ca."

Ben Hodson's profile page

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