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Margriet Ruurs

2016

Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 35 books for children. Her award winning titles have been translated ibnto many languages. Margriet speaks at (international) schools around the world and at many literacy conferences. She has a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University. She writes book reviews for The International Educator and a regular column for Canadian Teacher Magazine. Margriet lives on Salt Spring Island BC where she runs Between The Covers, Booklovers' B&B.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
250-537-2440

Publications

The Elephant Keeper. Kids Can Press, 2017
Birthdays Around The World. Kids Can Press, 2017
Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family's Journey. Orca Books, 2016
School Days Around The World. Kids Can Press, 2015
A Brush Full of Colour, The World of Ted Harrison. Panama Press, 2014
Families Around The World. Kids Can Press, 2014
Amazing Animals. Tundra, 2011
My School in the Rainforest. Boyds Mills Press, 2009
In My Backyard. Tundra, 2007
I Live in the North. Scholastic, 2007

Awards

Bolen Book Prize for Stepping Stones, 2017
California State Reading Eureka! Gold Medal for The Elephant Keeper, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

I work with students of all ages, focusing on getting kids excited about writing.

Focus can be on fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

I aso conduct parent and teachers' workshops, including writing workshops. I mostly work in international schools around the world.

Presentation Length:
Negotiable
Genre:
Children's
Grades:
K - 7
Audience size:
Any
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$250.-
Two sessions:
$400.-
Four sessions:
$750.-
GST:
GST applicable