Dorothea Jensen

An Award-Winning Author of Books for Young Readers

Selected Works

Illustrated Christmas Stories in Verse
This Christmas tale in verse celebrates the power of children's imaginations and the magic of books.
What happens back at the North Pole when Blizzy discovers that Tizzy is missing on Christmas morning?
Dizzy the elf, Tizzy's best friend, finds all the adventure he wants (and more) when he hides in the back of Santa's sleigh!
Frizzy tries to cure her S.A.D. (Seasonal Affection Distress) by making something new (and "yuck") that she won't miss when Santa takes it away for delivery on Christmas Eve.
Historical Fiction for Young Readers

In 1825, Lafayette comes to New Hampshire as part of his "triumphal tour" and affects the life of a young girl in unforeseen ways.
"The American Revolution comes alive... A wonderful book that melds both past and present together... "
Regency Romantic Comedy
ôSplendid and sophisticated Regency to read...fine characterization and period dialogue."

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Dorothea Jensen wearing a dress in the style of 1825, when A Buss from Lafayette takes place!

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Selected Honors

The Riddle of Penncroft Farm won 1st place in the Historical Fiction category of the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, 25 years after its original publication!

The Riddle of Penncroft Farm was an International Reading Association Teachers' Choice Selection soon after its original publication in 1989.

The original hardcover Riddle with its Jeannette Fair Award Sticker

Before publication, The Riddle of Penncroft Farm won the Children's Literature Competition in the 8-12 year old category at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota.

The e-book editions of Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf and Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf both received the prestigious Mom's Choice Award, in the Juvenile Level I (Ages 5-8 Years), honoring "the best in family-friendly media."

Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf has been Story Monster Approved! The Story Monster Approved program recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children's literature, as determined by panels of both adult and child judges.

Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf received Honorable Mention in the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, in the Picture Book for 6 and Older Category. .