Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Category Archives: Around the World in 50 Weeks
Title: The Tooth Mouse Written by Susan Hood Illustrated by Janice Nadeau Published by Kids Can Press, 2012 Ages: 3-5 Themes: losing teeth, different ‘tooth fairy traditions, tooth mouse, France, youthful ingenuity Opening lines: Once long ago, atop an ancient cathedral in … Continue reading
Today’s book recommendation encapsulates my love of other cultures AND endangered animals. This is an enchanting story which introduces children to West Coast Canadian native life and one of the animals which would have been common to these communities, but … Continue reading