The Glory Wind

By Valerie Sherrard
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Paperback, 9781554551705, 222pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

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Winner of the 2011 Ann Conner Brimer Award for Children's Literature

Winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

2012 Silver Birch Fiction Award nominee

Shortlisted for the 2011 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Shortlisted for the 2011 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

A 2012 "Woozles' Battle of the Books" Elementary List Title

2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Bronze Medalist

A young boy must come to terms with the moral prejudices of his small town in the prairies in the 40's when he befriends the daughter of a young widow who moves in next door. Gracie is unlike anyone Luke has ever met - fun, charming, imaginative and full of life. But when the townsfolk discover that her mother's past is less than completely honourable, they set out to isolate both mother and daughter.

This striking new novel from Valerie Sherrard explores themes of friendship, loyalty, hypocrisy, and forgiveness.

About the Author
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Valerie Sherrard's ambition to become a writer was kindled when she was in grade six and living with her family in Lahr, West Germany, where her father was stationed. Her homeroom teacher praised her efforts and instilled in her a lifelong belief in her ability to write. Valerie has written a number of award-winning books for young readers, including "The Glory Wind, Tumbleweed Skies, Out of the Ashes, Kate", and "Sam's Light".
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