CROWIE, Jasana

Author Tags: Health, Kidlit & Young Adult, Women

Born on March 25, 1951 in Czechoslovakia, Jasana Crowie fled to Vancouver during the Russian invasion in 1968. Working as a commercial illustrator, she had clients that included Expo 86, Calgary Olympics and Canadian Airlines. She also studied English at SFU. Crowie was diagnosed with breast cancer and later published her medical memoirs as Someone’s Daughter (Lugus Publications, 1994).

While living in Duncan on Vancouver Island she illustrated and self-published her story for readers aged six-to-ten, Barley of Maplewood (Crowie Press 2014), about a timid mouse that struggles with self-esteem issues in Maplewood meadow. Barley's world is turned upside down when whenb his cousin moves into the neighbourhood. With determination, persistence, help and encouragement from his friends, Barley overcomes his fears and becomes a hero. Barley of Maplewood was translated into French in 2015.

Barley of Maplewood is another independent title prepared and printed by Island Blue / Printorium in Victoria.


Barley of Maplewood (Crowie Press)

English (2014) 9780993669101
French (2015) 978-0-9936691-2-5 $15

[BCBW 2015] "Health" "Women"