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Book/Author Spotlight: Prairie Pictures by Shirlee Smith Matheson


Prairie Pictures by Shirlee Smith Matheson

For twelve-year-old Sherri, moving is a way of life. Her family has lived in seven different places in as many years, three in the last year alone. But no place has ever been as strange as Gardin, Alberta, a ranching community right out of the Old West and struggling to accommodate new industries.

Sherri makes friends with Jamie, another newcomer, who suffers with the burden of his father’s alcoholism. Like Jamie, Sherri and her younger sister, Bonnie, must adapt to life in a small town divided between new and old residents and urban and rural lifestyles. While they miss many aspects of city life, the girls also come to appreciate the advantages of life in a small town. Suitable for readers aged nine to eleven.

  • Series: Wandering Fox
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Cost: $9.95



About the Author: Shirlee Smith Matheson has written many books for young people and adults, including numerous junior novels and non-fiction works. Currently living and writing in Calgary, she is the author of “Keeper of the Mountains” (Thistledown), “Fastback Reach” (Orca), and “Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies” (Fifth House).

Shirlee Smith Matheson a native of Winnipeg, has written more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction Canadian adventure books for readers of all ages, bringing to life the stories of real Canadians for young and old alike. During a distinguished writing career that spans more than fifteen years, Matheson has served as a writer-in-residence in several western-Canadian cities, taught numerous courses on writing, and conducted popular writing workshops in schools and libraries across the west.


April 7, 2015 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. There’s just something about about small towns. They have a way of helping you find yourself as well as building self esteem . Thanks for the post. I’m glad I got to meet Shirlee Smith Matheson here on your blog Ella.
    Carol L

    Comment by carol L | April 15, 2015 | Reply

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