MARTHE JOCELYN

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non-fiction
Eleven writers you've likely never heard of, but will never forget...
picture books
How do you decide which pile to put that zebra in? Is it striped? Is it an animal? Is it black and white?
co-created with Nell Jocelyn
middle grade
historical fiction
Orphan meets real world. Part of the SECRETS series.
craft books
Picture Books
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Originally written by Beth Gleick in 1960! Now re-printed with collage illustrations by Marthe Jocelyn
Who eats what?
Alphabet in English, French & Spanish
Look at Opposites "with pizzazz"
also available in Danish and Japanese!
Summer is the season that lingers and hurries by at the same time.
Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin!
Governor General Award Finalist
Teen Novel
Short stories in Anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
Board Books
What should you wear to feel best all year?
Toddler favourite now a board book!
Opposites on board...
Historical Fiction
"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
2002-2003 Finalist for Hackmatack and Red Cedar Awards
Short stories in Anthologies
Stories selected by Marthe Jocelyn
a story in On Her Way Stories & Poems About Growing Up Girl
Non-Fiction
A history of the Foundling Hospital in London, England Shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award! (Best Non-fiction of the Year)
Chapter Books
The Invisible Day, The Invisible Harry, The Invisible Enemy 3 books about being invisible in Manhattan

FAQ

See below for answers to the most
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
Usually blue

DO YOU HAVE A PET?
We have a cat named Moe

DO YOU MAKE ALOT OF MONEY?
No

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
I find them in the street, usually. Or sometimes in a drawer. Or from eavesdropping, or wishing, or just thinking, 'what if...'

WHICH ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IS YOUR FAVORITE?
That is a hard question because the answer is always changing. My favorite is usually the one that I've just finished and that you haven't seen because it isn't published quite yet.

DO YOU HAVE A COLLECTION?
I collect lots of things; buttons, little toys, dolls' clothes and old children's books.

WHAT'S THE HARDEST PART OF BEING A WRITER?
Being alone alot of the time and wondering if what I'm writing will EVER appeal to ANYBODY.

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF BEING A WRITER?
Being alone alot of the time and going to work in the hammock, wearing my pajamas.

ARE YOU RICH?
No

DID YOU MAKE YOUR SHOES?
No, but I did buy them especially for doing classroom visits, so that the kids in the front row who are tired of listening can look at the scissor designs on my shoes and keep quiet.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE SAME PICTURES OVER AND OVER TO PUT IN YOUR BOOKS?
I only have to make the pictures once. Then the pictures are photographed or scanned and can be printed enough times to make thousands of books, just like your holiday photos.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE?
Let me put it this way. If you buy a paperback copy of one of my books for, say, five dollars. I get what is called a royalty of 6 percent of what you pay. That means when you spend five dollars, I get 30 cents. So, I'm very happy that you bought my book, but everyone in the school will have to buy a book before I can pay for lunch.

IS OUR SCHOOL THE BEST YOU EVER VISITED?
Yes.

reading instead of writing...
Yes, I have a pet and her name is Moe

One of the things I collect is B U T T O N S!

Another thing I collect is ribbon...

Oh! and scissors...

And lots of other weird little things.