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...a winning introduction to a universal folk character. (Kirkus Reviews 2011-03-15)
...full of magic... (Cynthia O'Brien Quill & Quire 2011-05-01)
A refreshing alternative to traditional fairy tales. (Deirdre Baker Toronto Star 2011-04-22)
Highly Recommended (Gail De Vos CM Magazine 2011-05-27)
these zesty, wellpaced texts virtually read themselves. (Barbara Bader The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED REVIEW 2011-07-01)
the stories hold appeal for storytellers and listeners alike. (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2011-06-01)
...The book would be an entertaining read-aloud for a classroom and a good companion piece to the study of American folktales... Quite frankly, three stories are simply not enough! (Kari Allen School Library Journal 2011-08-01)
Jan Andrews is a well-known author and storyteller who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award three times. She has written books that have become classics, including Very Last First Time (illustrated by Ian Wallace), The Auction (illustrated by Karen Reczuch) and Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World (illustrated by Simon Ng). She is the founding president of the Storytellers of Canada and has performed at festivals and in concert throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Australia and England.
Dusan Petricic is a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has co-authored/illustrated more than thirty books, including Mattland (by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert), which won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Ned Mouse Breaks Away (by Tim Wynne-Jones) and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (by Jan Andrews). Born in Belgrade, he now lives in Toronto, where he works as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for the Toronto Star.See all Product Description