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Children's Nonfiction General

A Prairie Boy's Winter

by (author) William Kurelek

Initial publish date
Sep 1973
General, Farm & Ranch Life, History
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1973
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12


Since its first publication in 1973, this book has sold more than 250,000 copies in nine countries and it has won more awards than any other Canadian book.

About the author

Contributor Notes

William Kurelek (1927-1977) was an internationally acclaimed artist and writer born and raised on the Prairies. Described by the New York Times as “the North American Brueghel,” his award-winning children's books include A Prairie Boy's Winter, Lumberjack, A Prairie Boy's Summer, and A Northern Nativity.

Editorial Reviews

“A dazzling way to introduce kids (and grown-ups) to Canadian art…children will be fascinated”

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