| January 20, 1954 (age 61)
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada (1954-01-20) |
Children's Literature / Young Adult Fiction
University of British Columbia
Jessie's Island, Waiting for the Whales, A Pod of Orcas, The Smell of Paint, This is the Dog
Sheryl McFarlane Wikipedia
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
Waiting for the WhalesGovernor 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 DreamsRecognized by CBC Morningside Book Panel
Tides of ChangeRecommended by the Royal British Columbia Museum
Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award 2003/4
BC Ministry of Education Ready Set Learn Title
A Pod of Orcas
This is the DogShort-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 FarmRecognized by Today’s Parent
What's That Sound? By the Sea2008 Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award
2007 Moonbeam Silver Medal Award in the Board Book Category (USA)
The Smell of Paint2007 Moonbeam Gold Medal Award for Young Adult Fiction (USA)
Victoria Butler Book Prize nominee