Books by Jean E. Pendziwol

ME AND YOU AND THE RED CANOE by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Evocative, lyrical, perfect. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Free-verse poetry full of sensory details, evocative language, and repetition pair with scratchy illustrations in the greens, browns, and blues of the natural world to capture a morning of fishing from a red canoe. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTERS by Jean E. Pendziwol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises."
A decades-old mystery is revisited as an elderly woman shares the story of her childhood with a troubled teen. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A NORTHERN NIGHT by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A beautiful, lyrical celebration of northern light and night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Once upon a northern night / while you lay sleeping, / wrapped in a downy blanket, / I painted you a picture." Read full book review >
THE RED SASH by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Supplemented by a long note, a glossary and a map, the episode comes off as purposeful, but there's enough drama to rescue it from aridity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Offering a glimpse into the early years of the Canadian fur trade, this tale of a young Métis's coming-of-age is driven as much by its historical detail as by plot. Read full book review >
DAWN WATCH by Jean E. Pendziwol
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"Debon, with his chromatic chiaroscuro paintings, has clearly been there too, as he complements this story in perfect trim. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Dawn watch is the last watch on a sailboat when the sky seems darkest, the waves seem biggest, and you wonder why you're out there. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"An attractive, useful volume. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This rhyming picture book, subtitled "Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)," takes a low-key but effective approach to the serious topic of fire safety. Read full book review >