Jean E. Pendziwol

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Jean E. Pendziwol is an award winning Canadian author of books for adults and children. She was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for Once Upon a Northern Night (Groundwood Books, 2013). Her children’s books include the critically acclaimed No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons) (Kids Can Press), which continues to be used as a valuable resource for teaching fire safety. Her debut adult novel, The Light Keeper’s Daughters was published by HarperCollins in 2017 and is available in 17 other countries and 14 languages around the world. Jean's latest children's book, Me and You and the Red Canoe, (Groundwood Books) was also be released in 2017. She lives in the shad ...more

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PictureThe McDonald clan aboard Winter Solstice in 1981 In 1981, my parents took their three (teenage) daughters and moved aboard our 32' sailboat for a 14 month adventure sailing from Thunder Bay to the Bahamas and back. I was going into grade 11. My sisters (one older, one young) and I had correspondence courses with us, and our dedication to them was hit and miss. At best. Basically, we had a year off Read more of this blog post »
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“Like the raindrops falling outside, one by one they fill the gaps until the memories pool together and flood through me.”
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“vireos serenading us, drinking water straight from the Lake, eating late-season wild raspberries, and dozing beneath”
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“War and death can silence the strongest of men.”
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