“Scribbling Women” Blog Tour: Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the “Scribbling Women” Blog Tour. Marthe Jocelyn and all of the bloggers have been working very hard towards this week. So we are pretty excited that this week has finally arrived! We’ve gotten some early buzz to start off the last week of Women’s History Month:

Today, make sure to visit our tour stop hostesses:

You can also follow @TundraBooks, @scissorhouse, and the bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #ScribblingWomen

Not only do we have a blog tour, we are also running a contest! Let’s just say that the is prize quite amazing!

The prize: A collection of Marthe Jocelyn books – for the very young to young adults! That’s 28 books!

What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their “Scribbling Women” blog tour posts. So, don’t leave a comment here, go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as 31 entries! Spamming doesn’t count, so one thoughtful comment per blog please.

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, March 28, 2011 and closes on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 11:49pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, April 11, 2011 to receive the prize.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s tour stops!

“Scribbling Women” Blog Tour

Before Women’s History Month ends this month, we will be hosting Tundra’s third Blog Tour! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and hosts for Marthe Jocelyn’s non-fiction book, “Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Lives.

“Scribbling Women”
True Tales from Astonishing Lives

Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 208 Pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9 | Ages: 14 +
ISBN: 978-0-88776-952-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-230-1

Toronto-born MARTHE JOCELYN is the award-winning author and illustrator of over twenty books. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Marthe Jocelyn is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.

You can also follow @TundraBooks, @scissorhouse, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #ScribblingWomen

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

That’s not all! We are also running a huge giveaway contest during the blog tour!

The prize: A collection of Marthe Jocelyn books – for the very young to young adults:


What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their “Scribbling Women” blog tour posts. So, don’t leave a comment here, go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as 31 entries! Spamming doesn’t count, so one thoughtful comment per blog please.

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, March 28, 2011 and closes on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 11:49pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, April 11, 2011 to receive the prize.

Invite: “Scribbling Women” Book Launch

You are invited to the launch of Marthe Jocelyn‘s “Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Lives. Bring your friends and family members! Marthe will be doing a short reading, Q&A, and a signing.

We will be most delighted to see you there! The launch is on Thursday, March 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street). Please RSVP by e-mailing rsvptundra@mcclelland.com.

Also, stay tuned for the Blog Tour starting on Monday, March 28, 2011 and ending on Friday, April 1, 2011. There will be a huge giveaway!

The 100th International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day! Let’s celebrate by learning more about these amazing women:

“Scribbling Women”
True Tales from Astonishing Lives

Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 208 pages
Ages 14+
ISBN 978-0-88776-952-8
eBook 978-1-77049-230-1
In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

The Matchless Six
The Story of Canada’s First Women’s Olympic Team
Written by Ron Hotchkiss
Paperback | 200 Pages
Ages 11+
ISBN 978-0-88776-738-8
“…the book provides a fresh slant on the history of the Olympics and on women’s athletics in the early twentieth century.” – Booklist

Silent in an Evil Time
The Brave War of Edith Cavell
Written by Jack Batten
Paperback | 144 Pages
Ages 10+
ISBN 978-0-88776-737-1
eBook 978-1-77049-005-5
“This exceptional biography reads like an adventure novel…. The woman’s life is laid out logically and succinctly in this revealing work. The author does not glorify her; he shows her as a real person and not just as a mythologized heroine. The historical facts are well explained and Cavell is placed clearly in context. Her legacy is portrayed objectively and her impact is well documented.” – School Library Journal

Laura Secord
A story of Courage
Written by Janet Lunn
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 8+
ISBN 978-0-88776-538-4
“A round of applause for the latest Laura … which gives readers an excellent story and the broadest appreciation for the time period…. A fitting tribute to a determined woman, this book inspires readers to hope that each of us, if called upon, could be so noble.” – Quill & Quire

Heart and Soul
The Story of Florence Nightingale

Written by Gena K. Gorrell
Paperback | 152 Pages
Ages 10+
ISBN 978-0-88776-703-6
“This fascinating book is filled with little-known facts, photographs and drawings of Nightingale’s personal life, and descriptions of her era’s social mores and medical profession, all of which make her achievements more astounding.” – VOYA

Emily Carr
At the Edge of the World

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Hardcover | 40 Pages
Ages 10+
ISBN 978-0-88776-640-4
“This beautiful biography … will interest a wide variety of readers … high quality full colour reproductions of the artist’s paintings appear on the right hand page, and the text and black and white illustrations detailing the artist’s life are on the verso…. The finely detailed line drawings … by folk artist Maxwell Newhouse capture the very essence of Emily’s appearance, her charming pets and her vigorous creativity. The text is thoughtful, sensitive and respectful…. Jo Ellen Bogart is able to give the reader a glimpse into the creative heart of an artist and let readers know about the person in a very accessible and readable book….” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

Capturing Joy
The Story of Maud Lewis

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Mark Lang
Trade Paperback | 32 Pages
Ages 8-12
ISBN 978-0-88776-568-1
“Bogart handles the story of Lewis’s difficult and impoverished life with great tact. Her declarative style says more than the mere words ever could … a lovely picture book… [that] will inspire curiosity about and admiration for this remarkable woman.” – The Telegram

She Dared
True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades

Written by Ed Butts
Illustrated by Heather Collins
Trade Paperback | 128 pages
Ages 11-14
ISBN 978-0-88776-718-0
eBook 978-1-77049-008-6
She Dared introduces young readers aged 10 to 14 to these famous – and infamous – women and to what women with will and wherewithal can accomplish.” – Today’s Parent

Tell No One Who You Are
The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller

Written by Walter Buchignani
Trade Paperback | 192 pages
Ages 9+
ISBN 978-0-88776-817-0
Tell No One Who You Are is an extraordinary and moving book…. This is a story that will make readers want to know more, and the afterword, appendices and bibliography do an admirable job of providing a context for Régine’s story. Highly Recommended” – CM Archive

In the Bag!
Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Hardcover | 32 pages
Ages 5-8
ISBN 978-1-77049-239-4
Margaret Knight devoted her life to inventing, and is best known for the clever, practical, paper bag. When she died in 1914, she had ninety inventions to her name and over twenty patents, astounding accomplishments for a woman of her day.

A Call for Blog Tour Participants: “Scribbling Women”

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

How many of these remarkable women have you heard of?

Sei Shonagon | Margaret Catchpole | Mary Hayden Russell | Harriet Ann Jacobs | Isabella Beeton | Mary Kingsley | Nellie Bly | Daisy Ashford | Ada Blackjack | Dang Thuy Tram | Doris Pilkington Garimara

Many of the women in “Scribbling Women” had eventful lives. They became friends with cannibals, delivered babies, stole horses, and sailed on whaling ships. Others lived quietly, close to home. But each of them has illuminated the world through her words.

We would like your help for Women’s History Month (March 2011)! If you would like to participate in the “Scribbling Women” blog tour, please fill out this form:
Update: The form is closed. Thank you for your interest and to everyone who signed up!

We will be sending you an advance copy of the finished book to read. The blog tour will be starting on Monday, March 28, 2011 and ending on Friday, April 1, 2011. You will also have the chance to work with Marthe Jocelyn for your blog post! You can also e-mail us (tundra@mcclelland.com) or leave a comment below if you have any questions about the blog tour.

“Scribbling Women”
True Tales from Astonishing Lives

Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover |  208 Pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9 | Ages: 14 +
ISBN: 978-0-88776-952-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-230-1

Toronto-born MARTHE JOCELYN is the award-winning author and illustrator of over twenty books. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Marthe Jocelyn is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.