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Sugaring-Off Party

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ISBN-10: 1550415964

ISBN-13: 9781550415964

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jonathan London, Gilles Pelletier

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A French-Canadian grandmother reminisces about her first sugaring-off party, complete with music, dancing, and lots of food. The primitive-style pictures are lush and colourful.
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s,…    

Gilles Pelletier's colourful paintings adorned antique furniture, old tools, and even milk cans for years before he illustrated his first children's book. In fact, it was an interest in collecting and restoring antiques that led him into the world of art. Pelletier's highly colourful work is enhanced by his sense of humour and love of tradition. He, his wife and several cats live in Ormstown, Quebec, in a house reminiscent of the one he painted for A Happy New Year's Day, his first picture book.