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Nelly Kazenbroot

Nelly Kazenbroot lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island with her husband and two rather lively children who inspire and hinder all her artist projects. She is a prize-winning painter and writer, and has been published in literary magazines across Canada. Netherlandic Press in Toronto published forty of her adult poems in a book entitled "Wild Life". After that, Nelly was commissioned to write the lyrics for a cycle of children's songs and for an adult choral piece, entitled Elementals. This kept her spirit from drooping completely while she was trying to break into the children's book publishing market. Orca Book Publishers picked up the first one of her self-illustrated chapter books for young readers in 2000. Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex was quickly followed by two more books about the same charmingly silly robots from outer space.

Nelly's days are now divided between her family, her art, and her writing, though not always equally. Her present projects include everything from picture books, to adult fiction, to large surreal paintings. In her non-existent spare time, she mosaics tabletops, plays with cats and chinchillas, and tends to her large English-style garden.

Nelly is available to give school and library presentations and to appear at literary events. Her large stuffed robot, Googol, is also available to help read any story that is about him and friend, Googolplex.

 

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Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex

Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex

by (artist) Nelly Kazenbroot
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Troy laughs. "The North Pole is a long way from here."
   "Our spaceship is very fast!" Googol says.
   Troy's eyes light up. "You have a spaceship?"
   "It's on the roof of your house," Googolplex says.
   Troy looks at Pippa. "We could go with them if they promise to have us back before dinner."

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Over the Rainbow with Googol and Googolplex

Over the Rainbow with Googol and Googolplex

by (artist) Nelly Kazenbroot
edition:Paperback
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Under the Sea with Googol and Googolplex

Under the Sea with Googol and Googolplex

by (artist) Nelly Kazenbroot
edition:Paperback
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Googol and Googolplex's spaceship makes a soft buzzing noise and it is invisible to humans. Pippa thinks a bee is flying around them. She waves her hands to shoo it away.
   Troy stands up in the pool. The buzzing stops. He smiles.
   "It's not a bee, silly. Look!" he says.
   Pippa turns her head just in time to see Googol and Googolplex roll down the ramp out of their spaceship.
   "Googol! Googolplex!"
   Troy and Pippa jump out of the pool and run toward their friends.

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