Broken Crayons



ISBN: :9781773660639

Broken Crayons

  Author:   Patsy Dingwell  
  Artist :   Marla Lesage    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

When Ms. Gillis, a preservice teacher on Prince Edward Island, decides to complete her International Teaching Practicum in Kenya, sponsored by Farmers Helping Farmers, she is very excited. She can’t wait to start her adventure in the warm African sun, leaving behind cold February days in Canada and (as she comes to learn) a well-stocked Island classroom. She is eager to share her newly-acquired teaching skills with the children in Kenya. She arrives laden with gifts and school supplies from friends on PEI. As she distributes a gift of crayons to her students, she soon realizes that she is the one who has the most to learn. Broken Crayons is a delightful story written for school age children. It is based on a true story that never grows old and one which carries a message for all, no matter your age.

Details and Specs
Item AC0189
PublisherAcorn Press
PublishedSeptember 30 2020
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions7(in) x 7 (in)
Patsy Dingwell lives with her husband Rodney on their farm in Marie, PEI. They have four sons. Her grandchildren are often the audience for her life-long love of storytelling. A retired special education assistant, she now makes time to write and travel. Her favourite destination is Kenya, having visited three times. As a long time member of Farmers Helping Farmers she founded the School Twinning Project and is proud to relate stories of this Island NGO. This is her first book.

Marla Lesage is an artist, illustrator, writer, and dreamer. She lives in New Brunswick with her favourite scallywags and several fish. Her first book, Pirate, Year Round, was published in 2019. She is the illustrator of Broken Crayons, written by Patsy Dingwell.

Award Winners & Nominees

Prince Edward Island Book Awards

Finalist for Children's Literature