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Celia Lottridge

Celia Lottridge

42 Vermont Ave

Toronto ON M6G 1X9


Born in Iowa, Celia moved to Toronto in 1975. Before that she lived in many places including California, Kansas, New York City, Rhode Island and Boston. Celia is a teller of traditional and original stories to adults and children. She is a co-founder of Storytelling Toronto, co-founder and former director of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program and author of many award-winning children's books including retellings of folktales and novels based on family stories. She has been telling stories in libraries, schools, community events and everyday life and teaching storytelling for decades but has gradually been focusing more and more on writing , traveling and enjoying family and friends.

Published Works

Berta, a Remarkable Dog. Groundwood, 2002. A short novel

The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button, illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald Groundwood 2001. A Hungarian folktale

Wings to Fly, Groundwood, 1997. A novel

Music for the Tsar of the Sea, illustrated by Harvey Chan. Groundwood, 1995. A Russian folktale

The Wind Wagon, Groundwood, 1995. A short novel

Something Might Be Hiding, illustrated by Paul Zwolak, Groundwood, 1994. A picture book

Ten Small Tales, illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald. Groundwood, 1993. A collection of folk tales

Ticket to Curlew. Groundwood, 1992. A novel

The Name of the Tree, illustrated by Ian Wallace. Groundwood, 1989. An African folktale

One Watermelon Seed, illustrated by Karen Patkau. Stoddart, 1986. A picture book

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