NEW! Sliding Home
Miguel hasn’t missed his native El Salvador since arriving in Canada with his mother and sister. But with his father still in El Salvador running their bakery, and gangs shaking down the old neighbourhood, life still isn’t easy for Miguel. Holding down multiple jobs leaves him with little time for his beloved game of baseball — while happy-go-lucky Sebastian, Miguel’s teammate on the Blues of Toronto’s Christie Pits Park, spends his free time becoming a faster and better player.
When his father’s situation becomes critical, Miguel becomes desperate to bring him to Canada. But he can’t even afford to join the Blues on a road game — how can his family possibly pay his father’s way? A solution comes from Sebastian, who proposes a big baseball fundraiser. As the Blues learn about the hard realities some new Canadian kids face, Miguel and his family learn to trust their neighbours and teammates.
Lorimer, Toronto, Ontario. April 2018.
Middle-grade, reluctant reader (hi-lo) novel, ages 9-13.
NEW! Sliding Home has been recognized by the
Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a “Best Book” for Kids and Teens!
ISBN-10: 1459412842, ISBN-13: 978-1459412842
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The Toronto Blues baseball team isn’t having a great year. They’re excited about the new MVP player who will be joining them. But when they find out he’s gay, the players will have to decide whether to stick with their old prejudices, or stand by their new teammate.
Lorimer, Toronto, Ontario. February 2016.
Middle-grade, reluctant reader (hi-lo) novel, ages 9-13. ISBN 978-1459410756
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Gabby: Wonder Girl
When a mysterious photo turns up, Gabby Wonder Girl and Super Roy use their magic word book to figure out who the girl in the photo is and save their neighbour, Mrs. Oldham. Question words, like Who? Where? and How? will help the dynamic duo save the day!
By Joyce Grant; Illustrated by Jan Dolby. Aug. 2016, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario. Picture book, ages 3 to 6. ISBN 978-1-55455-384-6
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Gabby: Drama Queen
In her second adventure, Gabby is joined by two new characters: Roy and Mrs. Oldham. Gabby announces that she wants to put on a royal play set in a royal court and she will play a stately queen. Her best friend, Roy, excitedly decides to join her in the play—as a swordfish. A swordfish? That will ruin the whole play! Gabby will have to use her magic word book to give this scene a happy ending.
By Joyce Grant; Illustrated by Jan Dolby. Aug. 2013, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario. Picture book, ages 3 to 6. ISBN 978-1-55455-310-5
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The very first Gabby adventure! When Gabby drops her magic book the letters fall out. Whatever she spells with the letters comes to life! When her C-A-T and B-I-R-D start to fight, can she make F-R-I-E-N-D-S?
By Joyce Grant; Illustrated by Jan Dolby. Aug. 2013, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario. Picture book, ages 3 to 6. ISBN 978-1-55455-250-4
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