Love and Lucre: Hana in the Time of the Tulips

Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Hana in the TIme of the TulipsAuthor: Deborah Noyes (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763641316

Luxurious illustrations and enchanting text paint poignant images of a father consumed by an economic craze and the overlooked daughter who quietly cares for him.

Tulips hold a special place in the hearts of our neighbourhood. You can learn why here and here — a true story that’s just begging to become a children’s picture book.

Need a beautiful boost? Take a few minutes to indulge in this gorgeous feast of Ottawa Tulips.

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Comment by Jacqueline Pearce

April 2, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

Thanks for the much-needed injection of spring! “Hana in the Time of Tulips” looks gorgeous, and you’re right, the real-life story of the Dutch royals and the origin of the Ottawa tulip festival is a picture book begging to be written! (and new info to me)

The “Rock Stars of Reading” roadtrip rocks! (it’s distracting me from getting down to my own writing)

Best wishes!

Jacquie Pearce, Vancouver

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