The Missing Child takes on the big themes - love, hope, madness, death. In the imaginary valley of Agassiz, where the extraordinary is as real as the ordinary, Birdsell's lyrical prose creates a new language for the struggle of identity and hope, a struggle that is as central to the theme of Canadian identity as it is to each of us. (1998)
About the author
Sandra Birdsell is an award-winning writer, the author of The Two-Headed Calf (shortlisted for the 1997 Governor General's Award), Night Travellers, Ladies of the House, The Missing Child and The Chrome Suite.Among other awards, she has won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Gerald Lampert Award for New Fiction. The Town That Floated Away is her first children's book.She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Morris, Manitoba -- a town that truly did, one day, float away.