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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ammi-Joan Paquette, Children's Author

It's Wenesday and that means another New London, New Hampshire Market on the Green.

Kendra Johnson and Ammi-Joan Paquette

This week's Children's Author was Ammi-Joan Pauqutte.

Joan's latest picture book Tip Toe Guide to Mermaids is just delightful. It is the companion book to Tip Toe Guide to Faries.


Joan is also the author of Nowhere Girl, a middle grade novel that is beautiful, evocative, and full of rich language that lingers long after the book is closed (via Kate Messner's Goodreds Review). Luchi Ann only knows a few things about herself: she was Born in a prison in Thailand, Luchi Ann knows only that her American mother was an inmate there. With her mother's death, Luchi must leave the only place she's ever known. Being neither Thai, because of her fair skin and blond hair, nor a foreigner, because of her knowledge of Thai life and traditions, Luchi feels as though she belongs nowhere. Nowhere Girl is a beautifully rendered story of courage, resilience, and finding the one place where you truly belong.

Visit Ammi-Joan Paquette's website to learn more about her and her books.

On July 11th, the Children's Author at New London, New Hampshire's Market On The Green is Jane Sutcliffe.

I hope to see you there! Get Directions


  1. We have a signed copy of the first Tip Toe guide, and of Nowhere Girl. Joan's awesome. Maybe I should pick up a copy of her mermaid book to round out the collection. It looks wonderful. :)

    That's so cool that they have a Children's Author booth at the market. I wonder if they would do that in my town. What an awesome idea!

    Do the authors do a story time or a reading at a particular time? Or is it just a meet and greet?

  2. They can read if they want to. It is encouraged and helps sell books. But it is done between music sets so there is no set time!

    This was the brainchild of Jen Carson!

  3. How exciting to meet this wonderful author. The books you discussed here all sound great to me. I am especially interested in Nowwhere Girl. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the pictures.