About the Author

Dean Griffiths

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.

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Loon Lake Fishing Derby

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Bad Pirate
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Captain Barnacle Garrick was bad natured and horrible, which most pirates would say was good--very good. Augusta Garrick was good natured and helpful, which most pirates would say was bad--very bad.

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Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses

Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses

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Best Pirate
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Barnacle Garrick showed his daughter a section of the treasure map. "Scully is crafty. So he'll findz the booty before them cats." Augusta leaned in closer. "He's nimble too. He'll sneak past them Tuna Lubbers on Crossbones Island. But most important, me lassy, Scully is fearless. He'll pillage them doubloons and bring 'em back to our ship--right where they needz to be."

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Fairy

Fairy

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Frosty is a Stupid Name

Frosty is a Stupid Name

by Troy Wilson
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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"Frosty is a stupid name for a snowman. At least that’s what Jenny Whitehouse thinks. It’s like naming a dog Furry. Or naming a fish Wetty. Or naming a slug Slimy.

Jenny’s snowman deserves a good name. No, a great name."

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La course-poursuite des Loups gris

La course-poursuite des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Chase)
by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
translated by Gaston Gingras
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La revanche des Loups gris

La revanche des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Revenge)
by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
translated by Gaston Gingras
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Le defi des Loups gris

Le defi des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Challenge)
by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
translated by Gaston Gingras
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Les Loups gris a la chasse

Les Loups gris a la chasse

(Timberwolf Hunt)
by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
translated by Gaston Gingras
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Les Loups gris a la Chasse

Les Loups gris a la Chasse

(Timberwolf Hunt)
by Sigmund Brouwer
translated by Gaston Gingras
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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Out and About with the Big Tree Gang

Out and About with the Big Tree Gang

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"What should we do for fun?" asked Reg.
"I know!" said Burt. "We can go for a bug hunt! You love those, Keely."
"No, Burt," said Keely. "The bugs are getting ready for winter. We can't bother them. See, autumn ruins everything!"
"If we can't go on a bug hunt, maybe we can go on a treasure hunt!" said Shawna.
"That does sound exciting," agreed Keely. "But we don't have a treasure map."

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Pencil

Pencil

A Story with a Point
by Ann Ingalls
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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Pencil and Jackson were best friends. They went everywhere together. They scribbled and sketched. They played mustache, airplane, and parade. They had lots of fun until... Tablet moved in.

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Perfect Man

Perfect Man

by Troy Wilson
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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"Michael Maxwell McCallum was Perfect Man's biggest fan. He wrote Perfect Man stories. He made a Perfect Man website. And then Perfect Man quit. Just like that."

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Rough Day At Loon Lake

Rough Day At Loon Lake

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"Look down there. We can swim, play in the sand, climb trees, roll in the grass. It's perfect," Wally said.
"It's a golf course," Nobu told him.
"Let's go," Wally said.
"We can't just go," Nobu said. "It's a golf course."
"So?" said Robyn. "Look at that cool, cool water."
"And those shady green tree," Justin added.
"What more could we want?" Wally asked.
"Gold clubs?" Nobu suggested. "A tee time?"

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That's Hockey

That's Hockey

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The ball hit the road and the game was on.
Once the game started, time stopped for me.
For all of us.
We played. And played. And played.
And were they good! I never saw a pro handle a puck the way these kids handled an old red ball.

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The Big Tree Gang

The Big Tree Gang

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"Hey," Keely said to her brother, Reg. "This is a good day for a bug walk!"
"What is it with you and bugs?" he asked. "Rocks are so much better."
Keely got a serious look on her face and started to sing,
"Rocks are boring, rocks are dead.
Reg has rocks in his head."
"Rocks don't do anything," she said with a sniff.
"That’s why I like them," Reg said. "They don't fly away, they don't bite and they last a long time."

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Timberwolf Challenge

Timberwolf Challenge

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Timberwolf Chase

Timberwolf Chase

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Timberwolf Hunt

Timberwolf Hunt

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Eldridge Elwell skated into the Grizzlie's zone.
   He fell.
   He got up. He chased the Grizzlies' center.
   He fell. He got up.
   "The new player doesn't look that good," Johnny said. He wasn't being mean. He was just stating it like a fact.
   "Yes," Tom said, "he needs some different equipment."
   "What equipment?" Johnny asked.
   "He needs a pillow on his butt," Tom said.

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Timberwolf Revenge

Timberwolf Revenge

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Timberwolf Trap

Timberwolf Trap

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