About the Author

Margriet Ruurs

Margriet Ruurs is the author of forty books for children, many of which are award-winning titles, including Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey, which won the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize. Margriet's love of reading and writing children's books was nurtured from an early age through fairy tales and poetry. She works with teachers, parents and children in schools around the world, conducting writing workshops and author presentations. Margriet lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 

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A Brush Full of Colour
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Victoria, B.C. Dear Readers, I am pleased to write the foreword to this book, which I hope will introduce many new readers and lovers of art to my life and work. During my career as a teacher, author and artist, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting students from different parts of the world. Through the years they have influenced my simple artistic style and helped bring my stories and painting to life. If I have inspired them to find their way as artists, I am truly grateful.

I urge you to keep on reading, writing and painting. Develop your own style and keep it honest and true to who you are. Find inspiration in the world around you, and you will make the world a happier and more creative place.

Affectionate regards, Ted Harrison

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Amazing Animals

Amazing Animals

The Remarkable Things That Creatures Do
edition:Hardcover
tagged : zoology
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Bus to the Badlands

Bus to the Badlands

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Elephant Keeper, The

Elephant Keeper, The

Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia
by Margriet Ruurs
illustrated by Pedro Covo
edition:Hardcover
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Emma's Eggs

Emma's Eggs

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : farm animals
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Ghost of the Mill House

Ghost of the Mill House

edition:eBook
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Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature

Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature

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also available: Hardcover Audiobook
tagged : art
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Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature Read-Along

Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature Read-Along

edition:eBook
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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

A Refugee Family's Journey
by Margriet Ruurs
by (artist) Nizar Ali Badr
translated by Falah Raheem
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook
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Stepping Stones Read-Along

Stepping Stones Read-Along

A Refugee Family's Journey
by Margriet Ruurs
by (artist) Nizar Ali Badr
translated by Falah Raheem
edition:eBook
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When We Go Camping

When We Go Camping

by Margriet Ruurs
illustrated by Andrew Kiss
edition:Hardcover
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