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

FAQ

Answers to the most
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
Usually blue

DO YOU HAVE A PET?
Not any more...

DO YOU MAKE ALOT OF MONEY?
No

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
I find them in the street.
Often when eavesdropping.
Sometimes when I think, 'what if...'
Ideas fly around like dust motes... the tricky part is catching one and turning into words.


HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU PUBLISHED?
More than forty

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

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.

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...
I used to have a pet and her name was 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.