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Maxine Trottier

Maxine Trottier is the award-winning writer of numerous books for young people, including Claire's Gift (winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award), Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord, the Circle of Silver Chronicles, and The Tiny Kite of Eddy Wing (winner of the CLA Book of the Year Award).

A former teacher and an avid sailor, Maxine has long been fascinated by history. She is now an associate member of La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, whose purpose is "to honour the memory of these courageous people." While researching Alone in an Untamed Land, Maxine discovered that she herself is directly descended from a fille du roi.

Maxine lives in the small outport of Newman's Cove in Newfoundland, with her husband William and their Yorkie Moon.


Awards

I Am Canada: Storm the Fortress, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2013

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2008

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Short-listed, OLA Golden Oak Award, 2007

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2006

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2006

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2006

Dear Canada: The Death of My Country, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2006

Dear Canada: The Death of My Country, Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2006

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Winner, Arts Hamilton Award for Children's Book, 2005

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2005

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2005

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope, Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2005

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2004

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2004

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2004

Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land, Short-listed, Tiny Torgi Audio Award, 2004

Claire's Gift, Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 2000

Claire's Gift, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2000

Claire's Gift, Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2000

Claire's Gift, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2000

Books

Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord
Claire's Gift
Dear Canada: Alone in an Untamed Land
Dear Canada: Blood Upon Our Land
Dear Canada: The Death of My Country
I Am Canada: Storm the Fortress
Terry Fox: A Story of Hope

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