Member Profile

Annette LeBox

Photo: Suzanne Paxton 2011

Annette LeBox was born in 1943 in Bognor Regis, England and grew up in Brockville, Ontario. After living in London and Spain, she settled in Maple Ridge, British Columbia where she taught elementary school for many years.  She worked as a Faculty Associate in the Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser and earned her Masters of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.  She was the founding member of the Pitt Polder Preservation Society and a major stakeholder in the conservation of two British Columbia Parks, Blaney Bog and Codd Wetlands.  She now writes full-time, working across genres: poetry, picture books and YA novels.  She is married to Michael Sather.

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Miss Rafferty's Rainbow Socks. Harper Collins. Toronto, 1996
The Princess Who Danced With Cranes. Second Story Press. Toronto, 1997
Miracle at Willowcreek. Second Story Press. Toronto, 1998
Wild Bog Tea. Groundwood Press, Toronto, 2001
Salmon Creek. Groundwood Press, Toronto, 2002
Circle of Cranes. Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin, New York, 2012
Peace is an Offering. Dial Books for Young Readers PenguinRandomHouse, New York, 2015


Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for Miracle at Willowcreek, 2000
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for Miracle at Willowcreek, 2001
Shortlisted, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Award for Salmon Creek, 2003
Christie Harris Illustrated Literature Prize (BC Book Prize) for Salmon Creek, 2003
Shortlisted, Chocolate Lily Award for Salmon Creek, 2004
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

As a former teacher, Annette LeBox enjoys author’s visits to schools. She prefers to spend a full day at each school, customizing her presentations to the needs and interests of the students from Grades 1 to 10. She divides the day into three sessions of 60 minutes. Her presentations include fascinating slides, the stories behind the books, her adventures researching her stories and the process of writing and editing.  As a conservationist and naturalist, her presentations have an emphasis on the environment, particularly around her passion –– protecting the habitat of a small flock of sandhill cranes near her home in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. The cost per day is $500. Her contact number is 604-467-9863.

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