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Sheryl McFarlane

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Occupation  Author
Name  Sheryl McFarlane
Role  Author

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Born  January 20, 1954 (age 61) Pembroke, Ontario, Canada (1954-01-20)
Genre  Children's Literature / Young Adult Fiction
Education  University of British Columbia
Books  Jessie's Island, Waiting for the Whales, A Pod of Orcas, The Smell of Paint, This is the Dog

Sheryl McFarlane is a Canadian author of fourteen books for children and young adults.



Sheryl was born in the Ottawa Valley, grew up in Arizona and has lived on the West Coast of Canada since 1974. A former teacher, Sheryl often visits schools and speaks at seminars across Canada on topics related to children's literature.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Sheryl received her B.Ed. in Science and Canadian Studies

Among her best selling children's books are Waiting for the Whales, A Pod of Orcas, Jessie's Island, This is the Dog and Eagle Dreams.

Her first young adult novel, The Smell of Paint, won a Moonbeam Award gold medal in the Young Adult category and was selected by the Canadian Children's Book Center as a 2007 best book of the year.

Sheryl lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Awards and nominations

Waiting for the Whales

  • Governor General’s Award for Illustration
  • IODE Award for Text
  • Short-listed for Mr. Christie Award, BC Book Prize
  • Recognized by Canadian Children’s Book Centre, CBC Morningside Book Panel
  • Canadian Library Notable Book
  • Eagle Dreams

  • Recognized by CBC Morningside Book Panel
  • Tides of Change

  • Recommended by the Royal British Columbia Museum

  • A Pod of Orcas

  • Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award 2003/4
  • BC Ministry of Education Ready Set Learn Title
  • This is the Dog

  • Short-listed for the Blue Spruce Award,
  • Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award 2004/5
  • Short-listed for the Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award
  • Canadian Toy Council Recommended Title
  • What's That Sound? In the City in the City & What's That Sound? On the Farm

  • Recognized by Today’s Parent
  • What's That Sound? By the Sea

  • 2008 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award
  • 2007 Moonbeam Silver Medal Award in the Board Book Category (USA)
  • The Smell of Paint

  • 2007 Moonbeam Gold Medal Award for Young Adult Fiction (USA)
  • Victoria Butler Book Prize nominee
  • References

    Sheryl McFarlane Wikipedia

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