April 29, 2012

2012 Saskatchewan Book Award winners announced!

Last night the winners of the Saskatchewan Book Awards were announced in Regina.  The news of the award winners comes to us courtesy of Saskatchewan writer, Shelley Banks, at her blog, Latitude Drifts.  

The winner of the Children's Literature Award is . . .

Adele Dueck   
for her book Racing Home 
published by Coteau Books

 Racing Home
by Adele Dueck
Coteau Books
186 pp.
Ages 9-13

Racing Home tells the story of making a new home in Saskatchewan by Norwegian immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century.  This story of historical fiction is told from the perspective of twelve-year-old Erik who is working to connect with his new step-father, Rolf, to make a sod-house and a new home for the family, while enduring the hardships experienced by all immigrants and settlers.

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