by Joyce Grant

Join Gabby on another quirky, word-filled adventure! In Gabby: Drama Queen, Gabby is putting on a play about a queen in a royal court. Her best friend, Roy, is eager to join in the fun. He declares that he’ll be a… swordfish! A swordfish? In a play about a royal court?! Gabby and Roy will have to use their magic word-book to find some common ground. As with the first Gabby book, there are lots of fun literacy-based activities in the back that parents can do with their child. And we’ll be posting more on this website so please check back with us.

Joyce Grant Author Biography

Joyce Grant is the author of Gabby and Gabby – Drama Queen. Joyce is a freelance journalist and editor, living in Toronto. She is also a co-founder of the website Teaching Kids News (, which offers free daily kid-friendly news. She is a passionate advocate of children’s literacy through her blog Getting Kids Reading (

Jan Dolby Illustrator Biography

Jan is a freelance illustrator. She creates her illustrations using acrylic paint, watercolour, graphite or marker mixed with the addition of Photoshop and Illustrator. The whimsicalness in her drawings and her use of bright colour stems from her love of animation and children’s literature. Jan was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and raised in Ontario. She studied Fine Art and Business at the University of Guelph. Jan works out of her Pink Suitcase Studio located north of Toronto in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Her favourite quote is: “All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.” – Peter Pan