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Martha Attema

Martha Attema

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Photo: Clazien Attema

Martha Attema was born in Friesland (The Netherlands). In 1981, she moved to Canada with her husband and three children. From 1987 - 2012, she has been teaching kindergarten, grade one and two. She started writing stories in English in 1987. She draws ideas from history, folk tales and legends of her native Friesland. Recently, she incorporates her concern for the environment into her writing. Martha enjoys virtual classroom visits.

City:
Powassan
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Awesome Wildlife Defenders. 2021, Ronsdale Press

Awards

Blue Heron Book Award for Young-Adult Fiction for A Time to Choose, 1996.
Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for A Time to Choose, 1996.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

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