About the Author

Sheryl McFarlane

Sheryl McFarlane was born in the Ottawa Valley and was raised in Arizona, but the west coast snatched her heart more than thirty years ago. She is the mother of three wonderful daughters who often appear in her books in disguised form. She is the author of four board books and eight picture books, including: A Pod of Orcas, This is the Dog, Jessie's Island and Waiting for the Whales.
Sheryl's books have won and been short-listed for several readers' choice awards, the Governor General's Award, the IODE Award, the BC Book Prize for Children's Literature, and the Mr. Christie Award. Sheryl has toured with the Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy, Save the Children, and The Canada Council. She has judged creative writing for The Writer's Union of Canada, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, and the BC Creative Writers' Grant Program, been a writer in residence in many schools, been involved in many young author programs, and has led children's writing workshops for beginning and established writers.
A former teacher, Sheryl provides professional development in language arts for school districts, Early Childhood Educators, Primary Educator Associations and the International Reading Association. She frequently acts as a consultant for publishers on both educational and trade projects. Her first young adult novel was published in the fall of 2006.

 

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Going To The Fair

Going To The Fair

illustrated by Sheena Lott
by Sheryl McFarlane
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Going to the Fair

Going to the Fair

by Sheryl McFarlane
illustrated by Sheena Lott
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Island in the Salish Sea

Island in the Salish Sea

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Island Santa

Island Santa

by Sheryl McFarlane
illustrated by Sheena Lott
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Another island and another bay...
Our hands stiffen from the cold. Santa doles out presents,
    chuckles when his stomach is poked, and listens
One girl asks for a baby brother. A boy wants a teddy bear
    for his sister, who is home with the flu.

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Jessie's Island

Jessie's Island

by Sheryl McFarlane
illustrated by Sheena Lott
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Moonsnail Song

Moonsnail Song

by Sheryl McFarlane
illustrated by Sheena Lott
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Waiting for the Whales

Waiting for the Whales

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The old man watched the pod of orcas leap and breach and smack their tail flukes against the water. And as he stood on the bluff, his heart leapt with the whales below. It seemed to him that there was nothing more wonderful than these great mammals of the sea.

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