When I Listen to Silence

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$18.99  $17.66
Groundwood Books
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8.8 X 11.3 X 0.6 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

JEAN E. PENDZIWOL'S highly acclaimed picture books include When I Listen to Silence, illustrated by Carmen Mok; I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree, illustrated by Nathalie Dion; Me and You and the Red Canoe, illustrated by Phil; and Once Upon a Northern Night, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award). She lives in Northwestern Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior.

CARMEN MOK is an award-winning illustrator whose previous works include Cone Cat and When I Listen to Silence. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two cat "studio managers."


Fairy-tale flashes of color dart across this bubbly story that celebrates being alone with one's own thoughts and dreams.

-- "Foreword Reviews"

Pendziwol's lilting, lyrical text ... shows that sometimes a moment of quiet freedom can be a wonderful gift to a child's imagination.

-- "Quill & Quire"

A beautiful ode to imagination and the magic of silence.

-- "Booklist"

Young readers can enjoy this small adventure either or on their own or in a group setting.

-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"

Silence and stillness allows kids' imaginations to run wild.

-- "CBC Books"

Jean E. Pendziwol's beguiling circular story-poem celebrates the powerful delights of the imagination.

-- "Canadian Children's Book News"

When I Listen to Silence is a book that lets both parents and kids feel seen.

-- "Quill & Quire"

The illustrations by Carmen Mak are soft and dark yet colourful all at once, giving an imaginative, dreamy vibe that is the perfect match for the story. This story ... helps to show how silence can be a positive thing, as it allows them the opportunity to dream up anything.

-- "Miramichi Reader"