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About

Jennifer Freedman

Jennifer Freedman has been around. Five years exploring the Middle East, studying in Egypt, covering the first Gulf War in Saudi Arabia and trying to convince the authorities in Jordan that she wasn’t an Israeli spy. 

Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books

Then 30 years in Europe, raising three wonderful children, writing about economics, finance and trade for print and online media including Bloomberg News, visiting almost every country in the European Union and falling in love with the history, culture, natural beauty and cuisines of the Old World. 

In parallel to her lengthy career as a journalist, Jennifer began creative writing when she was pregnant with her youngest child. The result was Toby’s Tale, the sward-winning story of an adorable puppy and his journey to adulthood. She's now working on the second book in the series, Toby’s Travels: The Adventure Continues, which tackles important issues such as diversity and disability. Her rhyming picture book, Ashley’s Rescue: A Miracle Breakdown, was published in May 2023.

She and her four dogs and two cats are now settled among the toucans, howler monkeys and coconut palms of Costa Rica. She works as a freelance journalist and editorial consultant for United Nations and other institutions as well as international think tanks and private companies. In her spare time, she loves cooking, reading, writing poetry, playing pickleball, feeding bananas and papayas to the birds, and shooting down enemies in World of Warplanes.

Jennifer is passionate about writing stories that not only entertain and educate, but also tug at the heartstrings and have readers rooting for the (under)dog.

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Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Toby's Tale book trailer – by Jennifer Freedman
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Meet Toby

Toby’s Tale is the award-winning story of a sweet Schnauzer puppy on his own journey of discovery. What he learns is that the big world is full of challenges, sadness, cruelty and, yes, love and kindness. It's a story about hard choices, strength and perseverance, an adventure that gives people four legs instead of two, by allowing them to view life through Toby's eyes as he searches for his fur-ever home.

Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books
Jennifer Freedman Books, children's books, illustrated children's books

Ashley's Rescue

A Miracle Breakdown

The world is full of lost dogs looking for their forever homes. Imagine being lost and then found...and then lost again! That's what happens to Ashley. The question is, will she be found again and finally get her loving forever home? Sounds like it's going to take a miracle!

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What Readers Say

There are Disney movies where the dog tells the story, yet this one is better than any Disney movie. The feel of adventure is there in high gear and you get to see how this clever dog finds friends and learns hard life lessons while tugging your heartstrings and entertaining you thoroughly. Fantastic book!

Toby’s Tale is completely engaging. It manages to be warm, funny, surprising, and occasionally philosophical while keeping you entertained with adventures, mishaps, and triumphs. I would love to see this made into a movie.

My niece and nephews were as spellbound as I was by this remarkable page-turner ... It's one of those productions that is just as good on one level for adults as for kids. The beauty for kids is that it lasts, going beyond illustrated children's book to novel-let.

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