About the Author

Brian Deines

BRIAN DEINES has illustrated numerous books for children, including SkySisters

 

(written by Jan BourdeauWaboose), Dragonfly Kites (written by Thomson Highway),

 

and One Hockey Night (written by DavidWard). He has been nominated for

numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth and

Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Literature Award, the Martha Baillie Picture Book

Award, and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award. A native of Red Deer, Alberta,

Brian lives in Toronto.

Books by this Author
Adrift at Sea

Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
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On the second day, our boat springs a leak. I wish I could drink the water that laps around my feet, but it’s full of salt. Ma and Nghia take turns bailing. It’s hard work and few offer to help. Don’t they realize our boat could sink? The captain gives them a bottle of water in thanks. We hide this treasure in our bags.

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Bear on the Homefront
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I watched from the pocket of Aileen's uniform as the children walked down the ramp. "Where are their mummies and daddies?" I asked. "Still overseas," Aileen said. "England is being bombed in the war, so many families have sent their children to Canada, where they'll be safe." A band started to play on the dock and some of the children sang along. "There'll always be an England, and England shall be free. If England means as much to you as England means to me." But two of the children weren't singing. They looked lost and afraid. Aileen went over and introduced herself. "My name is Grace," replied the young girl in a soft voice. "And this is brother, William. He is five." Grace pointed to me. "Who's that?" "This is Teddy," Aileen said. William peeked his head out from behind his sister.

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Bear on the Train

Bear on the Train

by Julie Lawson
illustrated by Brian Deines
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Elephant Journey

Elephant Journey

The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and their Rescue from Captivity
by Rob Laidlaw
illustrated by Brian Deines
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Like all wild elephant females, Toka and Iringa would have stayed with their mother and family group their whole life. Their male brothers would eventually leave to create their own groups and find other females. But Toka and Iringa were captured and brought to a zoo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thika was born at the zoo nearly ten years after they arrived. She never lived in the wild.

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Fox On the Ice

Fox On the Ice

Maageesees Maskwameek Kaapit
by Tomson Highway
illustrated by Brian Deines
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In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton
illustrated by Brian Deines
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One Hockey Night

One Hockey Night

by David Ward
illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
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Our Canadian Flag

Our Canadian Flag

by Maxine Trottier
illustrated by Brian Deines
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SkySisters

SkySisters

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The Hockey Tree

The Hockey Tree

by David Ward
illustrated by Brian Deines
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Ô Canada!

Ô Canada!

Notre hymne national
by Maxine Trottier
photographs by Brian Deines
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