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Ainslie Manson

Ainslie Manson

Born in Montreal, Ainslie Manson spent her childhood in Montreal and Hudson, Quebec. She has studied and worked in Canada, England and the U.S. She is married to David Manson, has three sons and has lived in Vancouver since 1970. In the '80s, Manson freelanced for the Vancouver Province, contributing over one hundred Canadian history related pages to their education page--a page widely used by social studies classes in elementary schools. Several of Ainslie's better known books are Canadian history related. But she has also written a number of picture books that tie in with her own childhood experiences... which she does not think of as HISTORY. At least not just yet!

Bowen Island


Leaving The Log House. Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
Alexander Mackenzie: From Canada by Land. Groundwood Books, 2003.
House Calls, The True Story of a Pioneer Doctor. illus. Many Jane Gerber. Groundwood Books, 2001.
Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. illus. Dean Griffiths. Orca Book Publishers, 2000.
BABOO, The story of Sir John A. Macdonald's daughter. illus. Bill Wand. Groundwood Books, 1998.
BOY IN MOTION Rick Hansen's Story. Greystone Books, 2007
ROLL ON, Rick Hansen Wheels Around The World. Greystone Books , 2012


Nominated, B.C. Book Prizes, The Sheila A. Egoff Award for A Dog Came, Too, 1993.
Nominated, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for A Dog Came, Too, 1993.
Nominated, Mr. Christie Award for Just Like New, 1996.
Amelia Francis Gibbon Award (CLA) for illustration for Just Like New, 1996.
Nominated, Mr. Christie Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, 2000.
Nominated, Silver Birch Express for Boy In Motion, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Length:
60 min.
Fiction, Non-Fiction
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