She was the creator of Under the Umbrella Tree, a popular CBC Television children's series that ran from 1986-1993, and was also the puppeteer for a character on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street.
She is also known for her caricature puppets of public figures such as former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson, CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge and hockey commentator Don Cherry, and of prominent personalities from her hometown of Almonte, Ontario. She currently serves as artistic director of the Puppets Up international puppet festival, held annually in Almonte.
- Dyer, Trish (January 17, 1986). "Creator of beloved puppets tries hand at production". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
- http://www.undertheumbrellatree.ca Under the Umbrella Tree Official Website
- Hansen, Sally (September 2005). "Noreen Young - Woman of 1,000 Faces". theHumm. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
- Puppets Up official bio
- Order of Canada citation
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