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Gwen

A Young Adult Novel

by Carolyn Pogue

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list price: $12.95 USD
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: April 2009
ISBN:9781894549806
imprint: Sumach Press
Description

From the turn-of-the-century streets of London to a welcoming home in Brantford, Ontario, twelve-year-old Gwen has many adventures along the way. Whether it's stowaways, bears, or a raging forest fire, Gwen rises to the challenge in this exuberant story of bravery and resourcefulness.

Contributor Notes

Carolyn Pogue is the author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction and also writes poetry and drama. Her writing appears in periodicals such as Canadian Living, Synchronicity, The United Church Observerand Peace Magazine. She is a freelance writer and workshop presenter for all ages. Pogue regularly offers workshops at YouthWrite, a Rocky Mountain camp for teen writers, at the University of Alberta Extension Department and the Alexandra Writers Centre in Calgary, and has served several times as Peace-Writer-in-Residence in Alberta schools. She has judged children's literature for competitions hosted by The Writers' Union of Canada and The Writers' Guild of Alberta. Pogue grew up on a small farm in the village of Vandorf, Ontario. She has also lived in Toronto, Montreal, Yellowknife and Edmonton. She loves travelling and has visited India, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, England, Wales, Europe, USA and all but one territory in Canada. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 11
Grade:
9 to 13
Reading age:
9 to 13
Awards
  • Short-listed, W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
Editorial Reviews

"Represents a seldom-recognized part of Canadian history. It is well paced, and illustrates the people and places of its era."

— Canadian Teacher

"Pogue's historical knowledge, plotting skills, and good judgment are demonstrated…Gwen transforms the image of a "Home girl" from an object of pity to a plucky human being full of talent and ability…Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

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