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Introducing..."Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago"

Today is the birthday of my new picture book, Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago.

I was once again honored to work with the amazing artist Gillian Whiting. Gillian also illustrated A Little Blue Bottle which released last year. She chose a different style for this one and not only brilliantly captures so many of the emotions we've been feeling during the pandemic but beautifully depicts people all over the world living through this time with resilience.

My hope is that this book will be a conversation starter and comfort to its readers. (Oh, and I'm happy to report that Gillian and I are collaborating again—more news on that early in 2022.)

Wishing you health and hope,

Jennifer Grant


From the Publisher

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Jennifer Grant is an author and editor in Chicago. Connect with her online at or on Twitter @jennifercgrant. Coming this October: Dimming the Day: Evening Meditations for Quiet Wonder.

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Releasing October 19, 2021

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