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Big Bear Hug
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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.


Paulette Bourgeois

Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma’s Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

FRANKLIN – Illustrator

Brenda Clark

Brenda Clark is best known as the illustrator of the original Franklin the Turtle series written by Paulette Bourgeois. Other popular titles she has illustrated include Sadie and the Snowman, Big Sarah's Little Boots, and the award winning, Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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