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Jean Paetkau
Rumpa and the Snufflewort / 978-1777734725
Jean Paetkau, author

Middle Grade; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Written for readers aged 6-12, the excitement of Rumpa and the Snufflewort begins when the siblings discover magical bubbles pouring out of the taps in their house instead of water. They soon meet up with the fantastical Snufflewort who need the help of Yacob and Baley for a daring rescue mission. The children and their new friends must battle a cat that might be a dragon and face the terrors of the green vugga.
Major Canadian bookstore to carry Rumpa and the Snuffflewort

The bookstore Chapter Indigo (the Canadian equivalent of Barnes and Noble) has agreed to carry Rumpa and the Snufflewort in their store in Victoria, BC. They are also offering weekend author signing events. 

National Broadcaster the CBC features Rumpa and the Snufflewort

Author Jean Paetkau and her 12-year-old illustrator daughter were interviewed by host Sheryl Mackay on the provincial weekend show North by Northwest. Jean and her daughter shared how the family were inspired to write the novel after visiting a popular garden in Victoria. The response to the piece was very strong with two independent bookstores agreeing to sell the book in the 24 hours after the interview and sales going back into the bestseller ranking on Amazon. The interview starts about 6 minutes into the URL link of the episode. 

National media coverage of Rumpa and the Snufflewort

The Victoria Times Colonist, The Vancouver Sun and the Calgary Herald all ran high profile stories about the book Rumpa and the Snufflewort. This had a dramatic effect on sales including making Rumpa and the Snufflewort a best seller on Amazon Canada in the highly competitive Action and Adventure category. Rumpa and the Snufflewort was selling alongside Harry Potter and Dog Man. 

Rumpa and the Snufflewort becomes Amazon Canada bestseller

During the last weekend of August 2021, Rumpa and the Snufflewort became a bestseller on Amazon Canada in the highly competitive category of kids' action and adventure. For four days we were selling next to Harry Potter and Dog Man. We were the only-self-published book on the top 100 list. 

Two Vancouver Island bookstores agree to carry Rumpa and the Snufflewort

After a highly successful interview on CBC Radio, two independent Vancouver Island bookstores agreed to carry copies of Rumpa and the Snufflewort. Lazy Susan's in Victoria and Volume One in Victoria bought many copies of the book in response to customer demand. This comes on top of an Indigo Chapters store in Victoria also agreeing to carry the book.