The Books of Lini Grol
Lini Richarda Grol, is a retired registered nurse originating from the Netherlands. Her writing and illustrations can be found in publications in Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Canada and the United States.
She has been on several television programs, and hosted her own show for four seasons on Cable TV in the Niagara area, to promote creative people and their work. She founded the Canadian Poets Penclub and published 11 books for them.
For her work she received an award from the Laura Secord Company, the Canadian Authors Award from the Canada Club of Hamilton, and the Bourgoyne Award from the Y.W.C.A. of St. Catharines.
She was a member of the Canadian Authors Association - Niagara Branch,as well as of the Association of Professional Women Writers, of Niagara Falls, NY, the Tower Poetry Society, of Hamilton and other creative associations. In 1967 she founded Trillium Books as a Centennial project. She continued to be a vital, creative and prolific writer in Brampton, ON until her passing August 1, 2018 at the age of 105.
Without her early influence and encouragement, this publishing company may not have developed into what it is today. Before her retirement to Brampton, we acquired an inventory of her books, and have finally assembled the information for you here. The books are in pristine condition, some of them numbered, some signed. Some are the last of their print runs, and when they have found good homes, there are no more.
Fidelio -The Faithful Cat
A fine Halloween story about a witch with a bad broomstick and her cat Fidelio, who knew just when to keep a secret!
Illustrated with trademark Lini Grol scissor-cut silhouettes of amazing complexity throughout. (Ages 2-9) Laminated soft cover in Halloween orange.
ISBN: 0-919968-50-3 | WMPub#1066 | $5.95 CDN
20 pages 7"x 8½" stapled (chapbook)
Lelawala-A Legend of the Maid of the Mist
A re-telling of the legend of Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist. Exquisite freehand scissor cut illustrations. Energy reading for Ages 2-10
Collector's edition | Hard Cover | Limited number left. | $12.00 CDN | 48 pages | 5.5 x 8½"
Tales from The Niagara Peninsula
A fantasy collection of four short stories set in the Niagara Peninsula: Themaka-The Runaway Bride; Welland's History (As it is not found in School Books); Our Niagara River; Fidelio-The Faithful Cat.
Exquisite freehand scissor cut illustrations.
Collector's edition | Hard Cover | Limited number left. | $12.00 CDN | 44 page | 5½" x 8½"
(Hard Cover or Soft Cover) The book that explains how to do some of those incredible scissor cuttings that grace many of her books. Limited number of each left.
WMPub#1070 | Hard Cover | $12.00 CDN | 8.5 x 5" | 54 pages
WMPub #1071 | Soft Cover | $10.00 CDN | 8½" x 5" | 54 pages
From A Nurse's Diary
Poetry from a nurse's perspective, probing issues presented by patients in her nursing days.
WMPub# 1073 | ISBN: 0-919968-53-8 | Soft cover | 48 pages | $6.95 CDN
Poetry and illustrations on mothers' and their relationships. An especially nice little book to give on Mother's Day.
WMPub# 1135 | ISBN: 1-199968-39-2 | 32 pages | 4.5" x 7" | soft cover chapbook | $5.95 CDN
Silent Thoughts & Silhouettes
Poetry with exquisite scissors cut illustrations as only Lini Grol can create
WMPub#1078 | Limited number left. | Hard Cover | $12.00 CDN | 60 pages | 6 x 9" | perfect bound
WMPub#1077 | Soft Cover Cover | $10.00 CDN | 60 pages | 6 x 9" | perfect bound
Three short Christmas stories together in one hard cover book with those fabulous scissor cut graphics make a wonderful short story collection.
ISBN: 0-919968-07-4 | WMPub#1069 | Hard Cover | 32 pages | 5½" x 8.25" | $10.00 CDN
Hundred Years Dreams
One Woman Play about an older woman's dreams as she waits in a retirement home. Short (15-18 minutes) and poignant, as well as uplifting. Ideal for small theatre group; minimal staging required.
ISBN: 0-919968-52-X | WMPub#1133 | 5.5 x 8½" | chapbook 16 pages | Contact for performing rights | $4.95
With Love From Holland
Poetry and Short Stories together with those fabulous scissor cut graphics make a wonderful short story collection to read over and over again. Includes:
The Immigrant; Yesterday's Holland; Meeting; Home Bound Letters; Gerry and the Ugly Woman; Because They Came; Holland's Liberation 1945; The Secret of the Box of Candy; Fowl Days, Home Is; A Matter of the Heart; Being a Godparent; St. Nicholas Surprise; Letters From Home; Memento; The Adventures of a Pedicular Person; The Mystery of the Music Box; My Most Cherished Doll. and The Dandelions.
ISBN: 0-919968-49-X | WMPub#1075 | 44 pages | soft cover chapbook | 5½" x 8½" | $5.95 CDN
Of Love and Laughter
Collection of poetry and short stories to warm the heart. Includes: The Ballad of the Peanut-Butter Lovers; The Turkey Strike; What Will Be Will Be; The Road To Fame and Fortune; Home; The Newcomers; Great Expectations; They Never Said "I Love You"; My Most Guarded Secrets; Aunt Nelly and the Machines; The Dream; Christmas Tradition; and Hope.
ISBN: 0-919968-51-1 | WMPub#1074 | Soft Cover Chapbook | 48 pages | 5½"x 8½" | $5.95 CDN