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New Picture Book

"Delightful and dreamy, a book that's as beautiful as it is insightful ..."~The Prairies Book Review

"A whimsical adventure ... Offering a fantasy spin, this engaging tale encourages readers

to accept themselves and others."~ Kirkus Reviews

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Storyteller

Writer/Director/Editor

Children's Book Author 

Collaborator

"For many years, I have been charmed by Jennifer Paquette’s ability to tell a story. The clarity of her concept and her artistry are always impressive as she draws us into her vision."

~Ron Cameron-Lewis    

Professor Emeritus, Sheridan College

 

About

Jennifer fell in love with stories when, as a child, she would read under the blankets long past bedtime, flashlight in hand. She spent her teen years acting in school plays, then toured with a repertory theatre company in the early 80's.

Jennifer is a Theatre Ontario award-winning director and designer. She is the founder and retired artistic director of CAST Theatre Company, a multi-disciplinary arts program for young people that operated out of the Market Centre Theatre (1996-2016). She is a prize-winning short story writer and has adapted literary works for the stage. In 2021, she was a preliminary and second round reader for The International Amy MacRae Award for Memoir.

Jennifer has published two children's books - wish - a collaboration with artist Shane Norrie (BookArt, 2019) and Iris and Cora - Adventures of the Tall Cousins, illustrated by Krystan Maclean, (FriesenPress October, 2021). She is a member of the Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Jennifer loves design of all kinds, Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders (the people and the pups), and hanging with her gaggle of granddaughters. She co-owns and operates jpvoiceovers with her partner in all things, Jason. They work out of their home studio in Stratford, Ontario.​ 

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Written by Jennifer Paquette

Art by Shane Norrie​

 

​This hardcover edition featuring eighteen pieces of abstract art encourages readers to think, dream, and create without boundaries!

Inspired by a group of young artists ages 1-8.

 

"When we give kids abstract art we are opening possibilities for creative thought." 

Denaye Barahona - Child Development Expert & Podcaster

"Every reader will interpret the verses and paintings in the book uniquely, based on their own experiences."

Stratford Beacon Herald

 

Published by BookArt -- Montreal, QC.   Contact author to purchase.​​​

"Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences."

~ Sylvia Plath