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Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Tara

Tara, VP and Publisher, Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers Instagram: @tarawalker19   1. What is your favourite thing about your job? Reading stories, looking at art and working with incredibly talented and devoted writers and illustrators.   2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child. I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books with all my heart. I read and reread them all. I drew pictures of the characters: the clothes they wore, the food they ate, their meager belongings. I pretended my Barbies were Laura and her family. There was something so comforting and appealing to me about the little world they occupied, the simplicity of their lives and their close family ties, especially Laura's relationship...

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Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Jessica

Jessica, Associate Editor   1. What is your favourite thing about your job? The hope that a book I've worked on will help a kid out there feel less alone, find out something they needed to know about themselves or the world, or just make them laugh a little.   2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child. One of my favourite books was The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes -- there was something delicious about how he really didn't learn his lesson (the rain cleaned the dishes so he didn't have to) and that he drank out of a flower vase and an ashtray rather than wash any dishes!   3. Which Tundra character(s) would you want...

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Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Pamela

Pam, Publicity & Marketing Manager Instagram: @pamelaostiTwitter: @pamelaosti   1. What is your favourite thing about your job? Meeting our readers and seeing their faces when they meet their favourite author. It's incredibly moving and rewarding.   2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child. Bread and Jam for Frances   3. Which Tundra character(s) would you want to have dinner with and why? Miss Mousie because she rocks, Sadie because she is my childhood spirit animal.

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Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Lynne

Lynne, Publishing Director, Fiction, Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers Twitter: @LynneMissen1   1. What is your favourite thing about your job? Working with people who love books as much as I do, especially children's books   2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child. One that I remember vividly is A Fish Out of Water, which (I've just discovered) was written by Helen Palmer, a children's book author and editor, whose husband was Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr Seuss). For some reason this story of a boy who fed a goldfish too much and it kept growing and growing, moving from a bathtub to a pool until help arrives and it goes back to a normal size remains...

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Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Liz

Liz, Senior Managing Editor   1. What is your favourite thing about your job? Working with a great group of people who love kids books; reading them, talking about them, creating them.   2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child. Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends was a wonderfully silly book and seemed to be written just for me!   3. Which Tundra character(s) would you want to have dinner with and why? I think Narwhal from Narwhal and Jelly would be the life of the party (and he would be more than alright with waffles served for dinner). The Dixie Chicks from Count Your Chickens would be great to have around for musical entertainment. And I'd...

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