When Pigs Fly

& Other Poems

Michelle McLean

Illustrated by Sophie Arseneau

“Beware the Frumps who Criticize, the Grumps who Scowl with Beady Eyes . . .”

From flying pigs to frumps to fire-breathing dragonflies, When Pigs Fly is a fanciful romp around the neighbourhood where the words are at play and things can get a little punny! This collection is now fully illustrated and in print for the first time.

“Absolutely delightful, well-crafted nonsense verse. Love this whimsy & witty wordplay! I take my nonsense seriously! This is serious, captivating joy!”

– Sheree Fitch, author, book shoppe owner, nonsense-maker

Winner of 2nd Place Award in the Writing for Children category, Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, 2007.

The judge said, “... a splendid collection of poetry that captures the concerns and experiences of childhood, then puts a wild and wacky twist on each of them.”

About the Author

Michelle McLean is a clinical social worker, educator, award-winning poet, and mother of two fabulous, big-hearted daughters. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Quills, Ascent Aspirations, Understorey, Other Voices, Peacock Journal, JONAH, and others. She lives with her family in the village of Bath, New Brunswick.

About the Illustrator

Sophie Arseneau, now 12, completed the illustrations for this collection between the ages of 10-11. Sophie is an artist, writer, and competitive dancer.

2020 • Paperback • 94 pages • $20 (CAD), $16 (USD)

ISBN 978-1-988299-29-7 • Published 2020/09/08