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Children's Fiction Birthdays

The Happily Ever Afternoon

by (author) Sharon Jennings

illustrated by Ron Lightburn

Crow Cottage Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Birthdays, General, General, Imagination & Play, Humorous Stories
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to k


A young boy spots sweets and treats on the kitchen table. In a classic fairy-tale quest, he imagines himself a brave hero who must outwit ferocious dragons and formidable guardians in order to partake of such a treasure. Caught and sent to the dungeon (his bedroom), the boy is surprised when the afternoon ends so unexpectantly happily.

About the authors

Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

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Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales in 1991. Since then he has illustrated numerous other bestselling picture books and has become internationally renowned for his sensitive storytelling skills and range of illustration styles. For more information, visit and follow him on Twitter @ronlightburn.

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