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Scaredy Squirrel. Franklin. Bear, Moose, Beaver. Dragon.


Activities for Making the Moose Out of Life
Activities for Once Upon a Dragon


Making the Moose Out of Life
Once Upon a Dragon


LIFE IN THE WILD – Author & Illustrator

Nicholas Oldland

Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.


Jean E. Pendziwol

Jean E. Pendziwol is the author of Once Upon a Dragon, A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me and No Dragons for Tea, which has been recognized by the National Fire Prevention Association as a recommended resource for teaching fire safety. She lives with her family in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she divides her time between family, writing and pursuing elusive dragons.


Martine Gourbault

Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.

Coming Soon - Franklin’s Valentine’s and Scaredy Squirrel at Night
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