Good news! The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden is one of ten books nominated for the 2015 Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award for fiction. This book was published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
And best wishes to fellow Nova Scotian writer Philip Roy for his nomination for Me and Mr. Bell.
Nix Minus One is shortlisted for the 2014 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature.
This is my third nomination for this award, which covers the four Atlantic provinces (I’ve won it twice). To be nominated for this award is a wonderful boost for a book.
Nix Minus One is included in the 2014 edition of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults. The College is located in New York City.
A “Tree” Award for Sigrid!
Terrific news for The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden, which is one of ten nominees for The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award 2015. This is the “Tree” award for the Atlantic provinces – the students pick the winner.
Happy reading to all the participating schools.
Watch for me on the Morning Show on Global TV on Monday morning February 17th at 6:45 a.m. (yes, that’s a.m.) with Crystal Garrett, the Anchor and Co-Host of the Morning News.
We’ll be talking about all five of my books.
CanLit for Little Canadians
“…The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden is simply about making things right. Jill MacLean has a similar agenda in her writing: show young readers that life can be difficult but nothing is ever final and there are ways to manage. Luckily her agenda is as benevolent as her writing is compassionate.”
Here’s the link to the whole review, hope you like it:
Marathon of Books Project
Amy Mathers’s “Marathon of Books” project involves reading a book a day and making her way across Canada as she goes, beginning in Newfoundland. She is raising money for a YA book award with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Check out this wonderfully worthwhile project at:
She has reviewed Nix Minus One (set in Newfoundland).
“For me, the beauty of this book begins with its title, Nix Minus One. What happens when you subtract one from nothing?…There are so many things I love about this book….this is my second time reading Nix Minus One, and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time.”
Thanks, Amy! And best of luck.
Fantastic review of The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden! It’s in the University of Manitoba’s CM Magazine, Volume XX Number 17, January 3, 2014.
The link is here:
The reviewer, Dr. Gregory Bryan, specializes in children’s literature in the Faculty of Education.
Of the three books that make up the trilogy, he says, “These are powerful, moving stories from the pen of one of Canada’s best writers.”
Now that’s the way to begin the New Year!
(The only glitch is, the review shows the original working cover of the book, which was replaced by a cover with a girl on the bicycle by the sea. I’ll have to see if the publishers can get that changed)
Either way, I’m so glad that Sigrid is making her way into the world.
This book is the completion of the Newfoundland trilogy which started with The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, followed by The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy.
Pick up your copy today!
- What has Jill been up to? January 26, 2016
- 2015 Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Nomination October 21, 2014
- White Ravens Selection 2014 – Nix Minus One October 8, 2014
- Atlantic Book Awards – Ann Connor Brimer Award for Nix Minus One! May 26, 2014
- Festival of Trees May 26, 2014
ratings: 143 (avg rating 4.20)
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
ratings: 69 (avg rating 4.19)
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
ratings: 91 (avg rating 4.16)
Nix Minus One
ratings: 13 (avg rating 4.15)
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