Arthur Slade Wins $25,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

HBCANArthur Slade of Saskatoon has won the 2010 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for his book The Hunchback Assignments.

“A thrilling tale of an unusual and talented young man.” Publisher’s Weekly

“A full-steam-ahead spy thriller, complete with derring-do, a dastardly villain, and a suitably complex plot.” Quill & Quire starred review.

“The protagonists are likable, the villains are chilling, and the story is action packed.” School Library Journal

No stranger to the limelight, Arthur Slade won the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for his book Dust.

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Michèle Laframboise book finalist at the GG!

LesventsdeTammerlanLes vents de Tammerlan, the second tome of Michèle Laframboise’s Chaaas’ cycle, is now a finalist of the General Governor’s literary Awards in the children’s literature category.

“This captivating novel by Michèle Laframboise strays from the well-worn paths of science fiction. While conserving the essential elements of the genre, the author’s subtle, at times poetic, prose creates moving and colourful images and gives life to complex, lovable characters. “

Says Michèle, “It is a small victory for my story and my paper children, and a larger victory for science-fiction, now recognized as a full flavour of the literary ice cream!”

Here’s an article by the Mississauga News.