Revisiting the fictitious world of her multi-award-winning novel, The Glory Wind, Valerie Sherrard’s latest story introduces readers to 12-year-old Bethany Anderson, whose differences make it difficult for her to fit in, and leave her ill-prepared to deal with the tragic events that are about to unfold in her world.
Rain Shadow is best suited to readers in Grades 4–6.
Elizabeth Copeland’s recently released book, Jazz (Quattro Books, Toronto), won the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Prize.
From the book: “There is a shadow of a boy walking within me. His spirit is lightning fire. He will not be shackled. At first I was labelled a girl. My name is Jazz. Like the music, I am nature’s improvisation.”
The book is available from: http://www.quattrobooks.ca/books/jazz/.
The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) is now accepting submissions for its 2015 Writing Competition, with $2,600 in cash prizes to be awarded.
The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize in the long fiction category, which is awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel.Read More»
Piau’s Potato Present, is the English version of her previous book, La patate cadeau ou la « vraie » histoire de la poutine râpée, and is beautifully illustrated by Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo. It tells how the cultural communities of our province, in the 18th century ‘Monckton Township’, were helping each other and were building friendships on the banks of the Petitcodiac River.
The Hackmatack Award-winning author from Memramcook (NB) , admired throughout Canada for her books (Maxine’s Tree, Emily Carr’s Attic, La butte à Pétard, etc.), will be present to meet her readers of all ages.
For further details, please contact:
Sébastien Lord-Émard, Project Manager at Bouton d’or Acadie