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Jean E. Pendziwol

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+1 (807) 343-8292
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Monday, Wednesday 1:15 to 2:30pm & by appointment  
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Award-winning author of books for adults and children including the Canadian bestseller The Lightkeeper's Daughters (HarperCollins) now published in over 19 territories and 14 languages, and Once Upon a Northern Night (Groundwood Books, Illus. Isabelle Arsenault) shortlisted for the Governor General Literary Awards and the TD Children's Literature Book of the year


I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree (forthcoming from Groundwood Books/House of Anansi, 2020, Illus Nathalie Dion)

When I Listen to Silence (forthcoming from Groundwood Books/House of Anansi, 2021)

Me and You and the Red Canoe (2017 - Groundwood Books, Illus: Phil) Selected by Kirkus - Best Picture Books 2017

The Lightkeeper's Daughters (2017 HarperCollins CA/US; W&N (Orion) UK; Penguin Verlag (Germany); HarperCollins (Netherlands); Cappelen Damm (Norway); Citiz (China); HarperCollins Iberica (Spain); Les Éditions de l'Homme (French - Canada), etc.; a BBC Radio2 Book Club pick, shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown, winner of the Northern Lit Award.

Once Upon a Northern Night (2013 Groundwood Book, Illus Isabelle Arsenault), shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Awards, finalist for the TD Children's Literature Award, shortlisted for the Ruth and Silvia Schwartz Award.

Marja’s Skis  (2007 Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, illus, Jirina Marton)

The Tale of Sir Dragon: Bullying Strategies for Kids (and Dragons) (Kids Can Press, 2007, illus. Martine Gourbault)

Once Upon a Dragon: Stranger Safety for Kids (and Dragons) (Kids Can Press 2006, illus. Martine Gourbault)

The Red Sash (2005 Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, illus. Nicolas Debon) - shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Awards.

A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me: Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons) (2005, Kids Can Press, illus. Martine Gourbault)

Dawn Watch (2004 Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, illus Nicolas Debon) shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Awards

No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons) (1999 Kids Can Press 1999, illus Martine Gourbault), shortlisted Children's Choice Picture Book Award; featured as part of the McDonald's Canada 2017 Happy Meal literacy program.