About the Books

Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses

Written by Marlene Bryenton and Illustrated by Leanne Bowlan

Anna has trouble seeing the words in her storybook and she is fearful of going for her first eye exam.

The trip to the eye doctor is an exciting adventure. She gets something pink and purple.

Can you guess what that is?

Winner of the 2020 Inspire Award from the Prince Edward Island Public Schools Branch.

Purple Dragonfly Honourable Mention Awards for Best Illustrations, Best Book Cover, and Best Interior

Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair

Written by Marlene Bryenton and Illustrated by Leanne Bowlan

Jaya is a real little girl. She uses a wheelchair. One day a magical friend comes to live with her family. She helps Jaya explore the world.

Can you guess her name?

About the Author

Marlene Bryenton

Dr. Marlene Bryenton is a retired Employment ad Insurance Officer. She had a 36-year career at Service Canada. In 2003, she received an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree from University of Prince Edward Island. She also received the Order of PEI in 1998. This is her second children’s storybook. Her first storybook was Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses published in 2020. Her story, “Secret Garden Angel,” was published in Chicken Soup For The Soul: Angels All Around in 2019. Marlene and her husband Lloyd, live in Charlottetown, P.E.I. They have a son and daughter and four grandchildren.

About the Illustrator

Leanne Bowlan

Leanne Bowlan is a self-taught artist, whose dream of illustrating a children’s book first came true with Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses, written by Marlene Bryenton in early 2020. Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair is her second children’s book project with Marlene. Leanne lives in Stratford, Prince Edward Island and continues to draw and paint while working as a licensed optician.

About the Editor

Judy Parsons
Judy Parsons was born in Nova Scotia, raised in Newfoundland, then chose beautiful Prince Edward Island, as home, in 1997. She is a Chaplain for the past 15 years, so given many writing opportunities, within this career. Judy had taught Primary School for over 20 years. Her engagement with inquisitive minds and insightful questions, of her students, paired well with her delight, at the opportunity to edit this storybook. She has a love for travel, and expanding her horizons, beyond serving on many Boards and Committees, at home. Judy is mother to three grown children, and Grandmother of six. She knows this book will offer a well written glimpse, into an everyday experience, through the eyes of a child.

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