Jan Andrews

As a storyteller and author of books for young people, Jan has traveled the world. She has been telling stories for twenty years and more, has appeared in festivals and concerts across the country and beyond, and is a regular teller on the Ottawa scene. Her aim is to touch audiences deeply with performances that stir the soul. She has produced complete tellings of The Iliad and The Odyssey with others, directed storytelling series and managed the StorySave project to record the voices of storytelling elders. She is interested in new potentials and has recently started posting regular recordings on The Storytelling Club feature of her website. She is the co-founder of 2 women productions (2wp), a company devoted to bringing ever more storytelling to adult audiences. Career highlight: two weeks as a storyteller at Midsumma. Celebrating Queer Culture in Melbourne, Australia. Books include: Rude Stories, Winter of Peril, Stories at the Door and Very Last First Time.
Very Last First Time
Author: Jan Andrews
Format: Hardcover
  • Eva, an Inuit girl, lives in northern Canada. In the winter, her people search for mussels along the bottom of the seabed. Although Eva has often joined her mother on these searches, today is the very first day she's climbing down through the ice hole by herself. This is a unique experience for young listeners and a great introduction to another culture.



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