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Tundra author CARY FAGAN has written award-winning books for both adults and children. Cary has won the City of Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. His picture books are Gogol’s Coat, The Market Wedding, Ten Old Men and a Mouse, and My New Shirt. His novels
for children include Daughter of the Great Zandini, The Fortress of Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor Book), and Directed by Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch nominee). Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.  

For more information, please visit the author's website.



book cover Directed by Kaspar Snit
Written by Cary Fagan

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience; Juvenile Fiction - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic | 978-0-88776-753-1 (0-88776-753-2) | February 2007 | 12.99

Fresh from their victory over the nasty Kaspar Snit, — who was last seen trying to steal the fountains of Rome in The Fortress of Kaspar Snit — the Blande family have certainly earned a rest. They’re not actually an average family (what average family has the power to fly?), but... [read more]

book cover Ella May and the Wishing Stone
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Genevieve Cote

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Values | 978-1-77049-410-7 (1-77049-410-3) | February 2014 | 9.99

When Ella May finds a smooth stone with a line going all-all-all the way around it, she is convinced it has magical powers. Surely such a stone will grant wishes, she thinks. But when her friends want to join in the fun, Ella May says that the stone is too special...

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book cover Ella May and the Wishing Stone
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Genevieve Cote

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Values | 978-1-77049-225-7 (1-77049-225-9) | August 2011 | 19.99

One day, Ella May finds a stone that has a line going all-all-all the way around it. Surely a stone this special must grant wishes, she decides. Soon she is busy making wishes and bragging about them. When her friends want to share the fun, Ella May objects. But she soon... [read more]

book cover The Fortress of Kaspar Snit
Written by Cary Fagan

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Family; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience | 978-0-88776-665-7 (0-88776-665-X) | March 2004 | 12.99

Chosen for inclusion in the reading list for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award


Kaspar Snit is a villainous villain who is determined to steal all the fountains in the world. Why? Fountains are beautiful and give people pleasure, two things he can’t abide.

Can a family of four who love fountains... [read more]

book cover Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-071-0 (1-77049-071-X) | September 2009 | 9.99

He’s back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans.

After Jacob Two-Two’s father writes a very... [read more]

book cover Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-895-8 (0-88776-895-4) | September 2009 | 12.99

He’s back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans.

After Jacob Two-Two’s father writes a very... [read more]

book cover Mr. Zinger's Hat
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Imagination & Play; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Multigenerational | 978-1-77049-253-0 (1-77049-253-4) | August 2012 | 19.99

Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.
 
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a... [read more]

book cover My New Shirt
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Jewish | 978-0-88776-715-9 (0-88776-715-X) | September 2007 | 22.99

Receiving the yearly birthday gift from his grandmother has become David’s living nightmare. The “surprise” she always has for him never varies. How can he stop this never-ending flow of stiff, white, scratchy shirts — “perfect gentlemen” shirts that make him squirm and pull and shift and twitch? David closes his... [read more]

book cover Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit
Written by Cary Fagan

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family; Juvenile Fiction - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic | 978-0-88776-835-4 (0-88776-835-0) | September 2008 | 11.99

Until things begin to go wrong, thirteen-year-old Eleanor Blande had hoped that this would be her best year ever. First her father finds himself without work. Then Levon du Plessy-Minsk, the Creature Catcher, threatens to expose Eleanor’s secret to the world. To make matters worse, Eleanor’s mother has developed a fear... [read more]

book cover Ten Old Men and a Mouse
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Gary Clement

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Animals; Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Jewish; Juvenile Fiction | 978-0-88776-716-6 (0-88776-716-8) | March 2007 | 21.99

The synagogue was once a busy, bustling place, but now only ten old men come to tend it and pray each day. Then one day, a little scritch-scratch betrays the first new member in years: a tiny mouse who has taken up residence among the holy books. Of course, a trap... [read more]

book cover Thing-Thing
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Toys, Dolls, Puppets; Juvenile Fiction | 978-0-88776-839-2 (0-88776-839-3) | August 2008 | 20.99

Thing-Thing was neither a Teddy bear nor a rabbit; not a stuffed dog or cat. It was something like each of those, and nothing at all you could name. But it had something special. It had the hope that one day it would find a child to love it and talk... [read more]

book cover Beyond the Dance
Written by Chan Hon Goh and Cary Fagan

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Bio & Autobiography - Performing Arts; Juvenile Nonfiction - Performing Arts - Dance | 978-0-88776-596-4 (0-88776-596-3) | September 2002 | 24.99

Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award

Nominated for The Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Award)

Nominated for the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction


An elegant, expressive dancer, Chan Hon Goh is one of the ballet world’s great stars. She is a brilliant technician possessing a delicate... [read more]

book cover Beyond the Dance
Written by Chan Hon Goh and Cary Fagan

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Bio & Autobiography - Performing Arts; Juvenile Nonfiction - Performing Arts - Dance | 978-1-77049-064-2 (1-77049-064-7) | June 2009 | 12.99

Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award

Nominated for The Rocky Mountain Book Award (An Alberta Children's Choice Book Award)

Nominated for the 2003 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction


An elegant, expressive dancer, Chan Hon Goh is one of the ballet world’s great stars. She is a brilliant technician possessing a delicate... [read more]

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