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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Duan Petricic

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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.

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Jan Andrews

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Duan Petricic

Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dusan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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7 to 10
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2 to 5
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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean

These three imaginative stories introduce us to French Canadian folktale hero, Ti-Jean, an endearing character who is both wise and foolish. Though he finds himself in hard situations, he somehow manages to do what needs to be done. In the first story he manages to outwit a princess; in the second he beats Bonnet Rouge at his own game; and in the third story he wins the hand of the seigneur’s daughter.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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