About Us

A Moose in a Maple Tree Productions is a division of Polyglot Publishing created for children and for those who have a love for all things Canadian. The Moose in a Maple Tree collection and the exciting new Canadian Monster Club series are true celebrations of Canada.  

We are philanthropists at heart and proudly support our Canadian Charities. To date our small publishing company has donated more than $20,000 to Variety -The Children's Charity, BC SPCA, Make-A-Wish Canada and we look forward to supporting our newest charity - Coalition for Music Education, with partial proceeds from the sales of our CD being donated to this deserving charity.

Through our books and CDs we aim to educate children and adults about the beauty and diversity of this great nation in a fun and entertaining way. We try to include every corner of the country in the contents of our books and CD. Our stories take readers across Canada visiting each province and territory and the musicians on our CD come from all over Canada with very diverse backgrounds.

About Troy Townsin

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 Troy Townsin is a proud new Canadian! Born in Melbourne, Australia he worked as an actor and playwright before embarking on a round-the world backpacking extravaganza taking him to six continents. Troy is a man of many talents and has had a wide variety of jobs. He has been a Stage Manager in Australia, a Teacher-Trainer in Thailand, a Beverage Manager in the UK, an Information Officer for the United Nations and a Wine Columnist for CBC radio in Canada. Troy has won several awards for his writing including a prestigious 'Travel Writer of the Year' award with TNT Magazine UK and four Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

 

As well as writing children's books, Troy has also co-authored a series of cookbooks based on the wineries of British Columbia. The ideas behind his books were conceptualized while he was in the process of becoming a Canadian resident. There was a period of over a year where he was prohibited from working or studying in Canada in accordance with Citizenship and Immigration Canada's regulations. In order to keep himself engaged he began writing books. The Canadian children's books are a celebration of him becoming a Canadian citizen - a process which took five years. Troy fell in love with a Canadian girl, married her and then fell in love with Canada, his new home.

 

Troy with the Honourable Steven L. Point at his citizenship ceremony

About Jennifer Harrington

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Jennifer Harrington is a Vancouver-born illustrator, author and graphic designer. A trained anthropologist, she now resides in Toronto, Ontario, where she runs Eco Books 4 Kids, a publishing company devoted to creating entertaining, educational children’s books with ecological themes. She is the author of ‘Spirit Bear,’ an entertaining children’s book about the spirit bear, set in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. To learn more about her work please visit www.ecobooks4kids.com.

 

About Trish Glab

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Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Trish has also lived in Toronto and Montreal where she attended university for Music and Environmental Studies. She loves discovering the culture of Canada’s largest cities and has a deep appreciation for the remote natural areas of this country. Trish works in International Education and is also a much sought after Wedding and Portrait Photographer. She is a creative genius and her talent shines through across a diverse array of mediums. Some of her amazing creations include colourful canvases, spectacular cakes, extraordinary tuques and knitted animals and outrageous furniture designs and décor. Trish Glab currently lives in Victoria B.C. with her two children, her husband, a dog and a cat.

 

 

About Jeni Matheson

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Jeni Matheson is a Vancouver Island born artist whose delightful images have captured the attention of curators and editors from New York to London to Sydney. Her striking art prints are sold in IKEA stores around the world. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children where she runs an original art print and poster company jenimdesign.com One Blue Moose is her first illustrated book.

 



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