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Remembering the Work of Jean Little

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Jean Little, prolific Canadian writer, a person who changed the kind of stories writers had permission to tell in children's books, and wrote about the lives and experiences of disabled people. She will be missed—and her books will continue to be read.
Wishes

Wishes

by Jean Little
illustrated by Genevieve Cote
edition:Hardcover
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Make a wish and the sky's the limit in this delightful rhyming story from the incomparable Jean Little.

If wishes were ice cream, our cones would be doubles.If wishes were soapsuds, we'd blow shining bubbles.

In this charming new picture book, children and their wild imaginations take centre stage! In a true celebration of wishers and dreamers, Jean Little entertains readers with bouncy rhymes depicting kids' favourite wishes — from puppies to pancakes; and sundaes to snowflakes.

Governor Gener …

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Once Upon a Golden Apple

Once Upon a Golden Apple

25th Anniversary Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
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In this hilarious fractured fairy tale, everything seems to go wrong. Goldilocks lives with the seven dwarfs, a princess kisses a reluctant dragon, and she and her prince rescue the Wicked Witch of the West...until all mischief is sorted out and everyone lives happily ever after. Jean Little and Maggie de Vries' whimsical text and Phoebe Gilman's magical illustrations make this a magnificent feast for anyone who loves a good story — even when it's wrong!

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The Jean Little Collection

The Jean Little Collection

Different Dragons;Lost and Found;One to Grow On
edition:Paperback
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Introducing an omnibus of three classic Jean Little novels for six to nine year olds, gathered together in a beautiful volume. The perfect way to introduce young readers to the work of Jean Little, it also makes a wonderful gift for children who know and love her work already. The three books included are:

Different Dragons: Ben isn't sure he wants to visit his Aunt Rose while his parents and older brother are away. He doesn't like admitting it, but he's afraid of a lot of things - dogs, thunde …

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The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

by Jean Little
illustrated by June Lawrason
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Nell makes two wishes on her birthday, but the next day they show little sign of coming true. Everyone in her household is busy and wants her out from underfoot and no one is willing to help her find her lost cat. In the end she finds more than a cat, and she makes her own wishes come true with the help of a row of tall, bright, smiling sunflowers.

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Sweetest of All

Sweetest of All

by Jean Little
illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin
edition:Hardcover
tagged : new baby

Celebrate the love between mother and child in this new board book edition of the sweetest story of all!

One by one, baby animals are born on the farm. Frolicking barnyard babies put smiles of love on their mothers' faces, and each time a new animal is born, another mother yearns for one of her very own. When a new human mom shows off her own baby, it's the sweetest one of all . . . because it's her very own.

A warm-hearted story with gently humorous rhymes, this sturdy board book is the perfect g …

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Willow and Twig

Willow and Twig

edition:Paperback
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Ten-year-old Willow lives with her four-year-old brother Twig. They are in the care of their mother, since neither of their fathers have stuck around to raise them. When their mother breaks her parole and takes off, they are left in the care of Maisie. Unfortunately Maisie suddenly dies, and the two find themselves alone in the city.

With no one left to look after them in the city where they were born, they are sent to live with Willow's grandmother, a writer, in her house called Stonecrop. From …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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A Jean Little Classic

When Lucy's family moves to a new town just before school begins, Lucy is lonely and worried about whether she'll make new friends. Then she meets a little dog that is friendly and may—or may not—be a stray. Her parents let her keep him until they find the owner, but Lucy, who calls him Trouble, begins to hope the owner is never found.

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Listen, Said the Donkey

Listen, Said the Donkey

Tales of the First Christmas
edition:Hardcover
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In a stable in Bethlehem, five animals - a donkey, a camel, a cat, a sheep and a puppy; scared, tell how they got there. When the soldiers of King Herod come seek Jesus, the puppy comes out of hiding just in time to prevent the stable-boy of tell them where they could find Mary and Joseph. A touching story Christmas tells how a lost puppy freedom to save the child Jesus.

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