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Newfoundland traditions, Blueberry grunt, Blueberry picking, Kids book grandparents, Kids book family traditions, Picture book dessert, Canadian picture book

Blueberry Grunt
by Monique Holloway

It’s summer in Newfoundland, and Julia’s nana wants to make a blueberry grunt, so Julia and her poppy head out to pick wild blueberries. Julia is a bit confused. Do blueberries grunt? She remembers hearing a pig grunt at a farm, but a blueberry? Now THAT would be funny! It isn’t until after a mishap in the blueberry bushes that Julia discovers the true meaning of a blueberry grunt.

This is a tender, funny, relatable story of multigenerational love and cultural tradition. An ode to food memories and the traditions that unite families, Blueberry Grunt brings readers together with a universal and timely message of love and the importance of quality time. Included in this book are two simple recipes for classic blueberry desserts so that readers everywhere, of all ages, can experience a part of Julia’s adventure and a taste of Newfoundland.


Monique Holloway is a Newfoundlander who enjoys blueberry picking every year. She has a Bachelor of Education Elementary with a minor in English and she taught kindergarten for eighteen years during her teaching career. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and sharing family traditions and memorable experiences such as berry picking, cooking, and baking—with her grandchildren.

Monique lives with her husband in L’Anse au Loup, a country cottage area outside the town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Blueberry Grunt is her first book.


Laurel N. Keating is a born Newfoundlander and self-taught artist who has illustrated many children’s books. She lives in her lifelong home of Portugal Cove.


Monique Holloway
Laurel Keating

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