Jean E. Pendziwol

Award-Winning Author Jean E. Pendziwol

The 2022 book selections of Two Books Two Communities of Marquette and Alger Counties feature two books by Canadian author Jean E. Pendziwol: The Lightkeeper's Daughters, an adult novel, and Me and You and the Red Canoe, a children's book.

Pendziwol lives in Canada and is the author of more than ten critically-acclaimed books for children, including Once Upon a Northern Night—finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award—and I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree—a 2020 Globe & Mail recommended book. Her bestselling picture book No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons), was selected by McDonald's Restaurants for their Happy Meal literacy program and continues to be used to teach fire safety in a number of countries including the US and UK. Jean's debut adult novel, The Lightkeeper's Daughters, was a Globe & Mail bestseller, shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club selection, and winner of the Northern Lit Award. Her books for both adults and children have been translated into more than twenty languages and are available around the world.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

Start Time:  7:00 pm
End Time:  8:00 pm

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Northern Center


1401 Presque Isle Avenue

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Two Books Two Communities

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Rebecca Tavernini

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