Iris and Cora: Adventures of the Tall Cousins

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FriesenPress, Nov 15, 2021 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
Cousins Iris and Cora love being tall. They love it so much they formed a club! Then one day, when faced with hurtful words, Iris begins to question her feelings about being tall. As Iris’s confidence sinks, Cora’s love for her soars — lifting them both to new heights.

A fun and uplifting story for young readers that reminds us we are what we think and illustrates that when we know this, the sky’s the limit!

“Exuberant, funny and openhearted - delightfully illustrated and beautifully told.”—Actor and award-winning lyricist, Marion Adler

"A whimsical adventure ... Offering a fantasy spin, this engaging tale encourages readers to accept themselves and others.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful and dreamy, a book that's as beautiful as it is insightful. An uplifting lesson for kids that we are what we think and knowing that is the way to success. The dual focus on family bonds and celebration of self makes this one a winner.” —The Prairies Book Review

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About the author (2021)

Jennifer Paquette — Jennifer believes in the power of sharing stories. She is the retired founder and retired artistic director of CAST Theatre Company and now spends her time writing in her home studio in Stratford, Ontario. She is the author of the children’s book wish, a collaboration with artist Shane Norrie, and a prize-winning short story writer. Jennifer is grateful to Krystan for the joy their collaboration has brought. To learn more visit

Krystan Maclean — Krystan is a lover of stories, community, and visual media. She cultivated the joy of storytelling while on stage at CAST, and gravitated to illustrating while exploring language and the brain in university. She self-published a young readers book in 2019, inspired by children who always find the joy in learning.

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