MARTHE JOCELYN

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Board Books
follow that string!
Follow that button!
What are you wearing to feel best all year?
Toddler favourite now a board book!
Opposites on board...
picture books
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Originally written by Beth Gleick in 1960.
Who eats what?
Alphabet in English, French & Spanish
Look at Opposites "with pizzazz"
also available in Danish and Japanese!
Summer lingers and hurries by at the same time.
Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin!
Governor General Award Finalist
Teen Novel
"Poignant and ... witty"
non-fiction
Eleven writers you've likely never heard of, but will never forget...
A history of the Foundling Hospital in London, England
middle grade
historical fiction
Orphan meets real world. Part of the SECRETS series.
"An irresistible blend of depth, wit and inventiveness."(Toronto Star)
A story for reluctant teen readers about the first New York City subway!
Most Distinguished Book of the Year! 2004
craft books
short stories in anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Chapter Books
The Invisible Day, The Invisible Harry, The Invisible Enemy 3 books about being invisible in Manhattan

Life

me as Ringmaster

I was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1956.

When I was a kid, I loved books and going to the theatre. With my brothers and sister, I performed many plays and circuses in the backyard.

I went to high school in Toronto, but decided to work instead of going to college. I had lots of different jobs before becoming a writer, including a theatre usher, a cookie seller, a waitress, a sailor, a photo stylist and a toy designer. I had my own company, called Jesse Design, for fifteen years.

I lived in New York City for thirty years, but am now back in Canada, in Stratford, Ontario, where my parents grew up.
I have two daughters named Hannah and Nell.

Lois Lenski

Favourite Childhood Books


ELOISE IN MOSCOW
by Kay Thompson

THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE
(and everything else) by Joan Aiken

HALF MAGIC
by Edward Eager

MINNOW ON THE SAY
Phillipa Pearce

MISS MASHAM'S REPOSE
by T.H. White

Favourite Illustrators


Edward Ardizzone
Isabelle Arsenault
Jean de Brunhoff
Elisa Klevin
Hilary Knight
Lois Lenski
Julie Morstad
Julia Noonan
Tom Slaughter
Melissa Sweet
more Dressing Up

Window display at Shoofly book launch for Mayfly

School Author Visit