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Beverley Brenna

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Bev Brenna is the author of over a dozen books for young people. She is currently a professor in Curriculum Studies at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, where her research interests include literacy teaching and Canadian children's literature. 

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The White Bicycle. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012
The Girl with the Cat. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2020
Because of That Crow. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2020
Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life. Pajama Press, 2019
Fox Magic. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2017
Stories for Every Classroom: Canadian Fiction Portraying Characters with Disabilities. Canadian Scholars' Press, 2015
The Bug House Family Restaurant. Tradewomd Bppls, 2013
Falling for Henry. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011
Waiting for No One. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2010
Something To Hang On To. Thistledown Press, 2009
The Moon Children. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2007
Wild Orchid. Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005
The Keeper of the Trees. Ronsdale Press, 1999
Spider Summer. ITP Nelson, 1998
Daddy Longlegs at Birch Lane. Soundprints Press/Smithsonian Inst., 1997


Nominated for the Governor General's Award, Children's Literature; winner of a Printz Honor for The White Bicycle, 2013
Listed on CBC's YA Novels That Make You Proud To Be Canadian for Wild Orchid, 2015
Dolly Gray Award for Waiting For No One, 2012
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Dr. Bev Brenna is an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan where her teaching and research interests include Canadian Children's and Young Adult Literature. She has published over ten books for young people and has earned numerous awards and honours including a Governor General's nomination and Printz Honour Book Award (The White Bicycle). For more information see or

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