Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tumbleweed Skies

A motherless girl, a grandmother who cannot forgive, an injured magpie and a warm prairie summer ...

Tumbleweed Skies takes place in Saskatchewan during the 1950s.  Ellie Stewart, whose home is in Moose Jaw, finds herself having to spend the summer in the fictional town of Weybolt after her father is laid off from his regular job and is forced to take a temporary position as a travelling salesman.

From her first glimpse of the farm that will be her home for the next months, Ellie senses that she may not be particularly welcome.

"I could tell right away that this wasn't a house that wanted me."

The beautiful cover of this book is the artwork of David Jardine. 

This is my first book for this age group, and it was thrilling to write from the perspective of a child this age.  I hope that readers will enjoy meeting Ellie.

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News Updates for Tumbleweed Skies

Shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award, 2010

Shortlisted for the 2011 - 2012 Saskatchewan Diamond Willow Award

Shortlisted for the 2011 - 2012 Hackmatack Award

Shortlisted for the 2011 - 2012 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read this blog. Thank author for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

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mary said...

I am reading Tumbleweed Skies for my novel study. I think this is a very good book.I recamend this book to people who likes the country side and sad things. I don't like country style things but I enjoy this book very much!

tooartsy said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Where can I get an autographed copy please?

Angi said...

I'm overjoyed by the number of wonderful books you've written in the far too many days since I've sent you an email. But, there I was in class, recommending your books to a graduate student who wants to write her thesis on female friendships in teen literature, and I suddenly had a craving for a seven course meal of crackers and a pickle. :)