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Jean Little

Jean Little was born in Taiwan in 1932. Her parents were both doctors. Jean grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto. She was born with a severe eye problem and is severely visually impaired. A special "talking" computer assists her with her writing. She has a retired seeing-eye dog named Ritz and a new one named Pippa, with whom she travels. The author focuses on her experiences from the time she was a child through young adulthood in her autobiography, Little by Little, and continues her story in Stars Come Out Within. The books, which will appeal to children 10 and older, are both humorous and poignant as Jean describes living with a disability and the ridicule she sometimes experienced as a result, as well as her love for the world of reading and books. Jean's books include From Anna, Listen for the Singing, Stand In The Wind, Mama's Going To Buy You a Mockingbird, Hey World, Here I Am!, Look through My Window, Emma's Yucky Brother, The Belonging Place, and Mine For Keeps. Listen for the Singing was the Canada Council Children's Literature Award winner in 1977. Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird was the CLA Book of the Year in 1985.
Jean Little's first book, Mine for Keeps, won the Little, Brown Children's Book Award in 1962 and was republished by Viking Penguin in 1995. It tells the story of Sally Copeland, a 10 year old with cerebral palsy, and her adjustment to being home after spending several years in a special school. You'll find that several of the themes in this book appear in a number of the author's other books: dealing with a handicap and the responses of others, fitting in, and adjusting to new situations and surroundings.
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Books by Jean Little

Le long chemin

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

A Long Way Home

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Harry's Hiccups

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Joe Weissmann

Harry's Hiccups Read-Along

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Joe Weissmann
read by Christian Down

Listen for the Singing

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

Stories of Arrival

by (author) Kit Pearson, Ruby Slipperjack, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Rukhsana Khan, Brian Doyle & Afua Cooper

Once Upon a Golden Apple

25th Anniversary Edition

by (author) Jean Little & Maggie De Vries
illustrated by Phoebe Gilman

Pippin the Christmas Pig

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann

Hand in Hand

Inspired by the real-life story of Helen Keller and Martha Washington

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: Exiles from the War

The War Guest Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss, Guelph, Ontario, 1940

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas

by (author) Susan M. Aihoshi, Janet McNaughton, Carol Matas, Ruby Slipperjack, Jean Little, Karleen Bradford, Sarah Ellis, Norah McClintock & Barbara Haworth-Attard

Do Not Open Until Christmas

by (author) Jean Little

Sweetest of All

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin

Dear Canada: All Fall Down

The Landslide Diary of Abby Roberts, Frank, District of Alberta, 1902

by (author) Jean Little

Mama's Going To Buy You a Mockingbird

Puffin Classics Edition

by (author) Jean Little

Perdue dans la neige

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Brian Deines

On a Snowy Night

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Brian Deines

Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 1 - Un Noël de réconfort

by (author) Jean Little

Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 10 - Comme les doigts de la main

Dix récits choisis

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 10: Like a Stack of Spoons

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 1: Untangling Christmas

by (author) Jean Little

Cher Journal : Le temps des réjouissances

Dix récits de Noël

by (author) Karleen Bradford, Carol Matas, Kit Pearson, Jean Little, Janet Lunn, Sarah Ellis, Gillian Chan, Sharon Stewart & Maxine Trottier

Cher Journal : Mes frères au front

Élisa Bates, au temps de la Première Guerre mondiale, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916

by (author) Jean Little

Cher Journal : Si je meurs avant le jour

Fiona Macgregor, au temps de la grippe espagnole, Toronto, Ontario, 1918

by (author) Jean Little

Cher Journal : Noëls d'antan

Dix récits choisis

by (author) Vincent Massey Jr HS, Karleen Bradford, Carol Matas, Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Perry Nodelman, Maxine Trottier & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
illustrated by Colin Mayne

Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake

The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor, Toronto, Ontario, 1918

by (author) Jean Little

Dancing Through the Snow

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles

Twelve Tales of Christmas

by (author) Jean Little, Kit Pearson, Janet Lunn, Sarah Ellis, Gillian Chan, Carol Matas, Maxine Trottier, Julie Lawson & Sharon Stewart

Dear Canada: Brothers Far From Home

The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember

Tales of Comfort and Joy

by (author) Perry Nodelman, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Carol Matas, Maxine Trottier, Julie Lawson & Karleen Bradford

Wishes

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Genevieve Cote

From Anna

by (author) Jean Little
preface by Katherine Paterson
illustrated by Joan Sandin

Cher Journal : Terre d'accueil, terre d'espoir

Onze récits

by (author) Marie-Andrée Clermont, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper, Brian Doyle, Rukhsana Khan, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka & Kit Pearson

Dear Canada 10th Anniversary Collection (10 Books)

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door

The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897

by (author) Jean Little

Baby's First French Christmas

by (author) Jean Little

Phénomènes inexpliqués

Histoires véridiques d'ici

by (author) Kit Pearson, Karleen Bradford, Sharon Siamon, Carole Spray, James F. Robinson, Hazel Boswell, Jean Little & Lucy Maud Montgomery
editor-in-chief Janet Lunn Literary Estate of

Spring Begins in March

by (author) Jean Little

One To Grow On

by (author) Jean Little

Mine for Keeps

by (author) Jean Little

Mon petit trésor

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin

The Sweetest One of All

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin

Belonging Place

by (author) Jean Little

His Banner Over Me

by (author) Jean Little

Stand in the Wind

by (author) Jean Little

Elle danse dans la tourmente

by (author) Jean Little

Listen, Said the Donkey

Tales of the First Christmas

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

Lost and Found

by (author) Jean Little

Forward, Shakespeare!

by (author) Jean Little

Different Dragons

by (author) Jean Little

Somebody Elses Summer

by (author) Jean Little

Dear Canada Collector's Set #2

Brothers Far From Home/Whispers of War

by (author) Kit Pearson & Jean Little

The Birthday Girl

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by June Lawrason

Le Noël de Pétunia

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

Dear Canada Collector's Set #1

A Prairie as Wide as the Sea/Orphan at My Door

by (author) Jean Little & Sarah Ellis

Birdie for Now

by (author) Jean Little

Willow and Twig

by (author) Jean Little

What Will the Robin Do Then

by (author) Jean Little

I Know An Old Laddie

by (author) Jean Little

Stars Come Out Within

by (author) Jean Little

Jenny And The Hannukkah Queen

by (author) Jean Little

Jess Was The Brave One

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by DK

Little By Little A Memoir

by (author) Jean Little

Mamas Going to Buy You a Mockingbird

by (author) Jean Little

Hey World, Here I Am!-Revised

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Sue Truesdale

Hey World, Here I Am!

by (author) Jean Little
illustrated by Sue Truesdale