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Rachna Gilmore

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Occupation  Children's novelist
Education  University of London
Role  Writer
Name  Rachna Gilmore
Nationality  Canadian

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Awards  Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature
Nominations  Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Book for Older Children
Books  That Boy Red, Lights for Gita, A Group of One, A Screaming Kind of Day, A Friend Like Zilla

Rachna Gilmore (born 1953) is an award-winning children's writer. Her picture book A Screaming Kind of Day won the 1999 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature.



Born in India, Gilmore emigrated from New Delhi to London as a teenager and studied biology at University of London. After emigrating to Canada in the mid 1970s, she studied education of the University of Prince Edward Island. In 1990 Gilmore and her family moved to Ottawa. He wrote literature for children and young adults, mainly, but also fiction for adults.


Picture Books:

  • My Mother is Weird (1988)
  • When I Was A Little Girl (1989)
  • Jane's Loud Mouth (1990)
  • Aunt Fred is a Witch (1991)
  • Lights for Gita (1994)
  • Roses for Gita (1996)
  • Wild Rilla (1997)
  • A Gift for Gita (1998)
  • A Screaming Kind of Day (1999)
  • Grandpa’s Clock (2006)
  • Making Grizzle Grow (2007)
  • Catching Time (2010)
  • The Flute (2011)

  • Children’s Novels:

  • A Friend Like Zilla (1995)
  • Mina’s Spring of Colors (2000)
  • A Group of One (2001)
  • The Sower of Tales (2005)
  • The Trouble With Dilly (2009)
  • That Boy Red (2011)

  • Early Readers:

  • Ellen’s Terible TV Trouble (1999)
  • Fangs and Me (1999)

  • Non-Fiction:

  • Snapshots From The Fringes (2010)

  • Adult Fiction:

  • Of Customs and Excise (1991 under pseudonym Rachna Mara)
  • References

    Rachna Gilmore Wikipedia

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