As 2010 draws to a closed it’s exciting to see that my first novelPrisoner of Dieppe has made it’s way onto a number of ‘best of the year’ lists. The Canadian book trade journal Quill & Quire chose it along with Paul Yee’s Blood and Iron, the other title that launched Scholastic’s I Am Canada series, in a list of only five books. And theGlobe and Mail‘s reviewer Susan Perren put both books on her ‘Ten Best” List for 2010.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/susan-perrens-top-10-childrens-books-of-2010/article1848068/
In addition, book panelist Ken Setterington chose it as one of his favourites on Shelagh Rodger’s CBC radio show, The Next Chapter.
But perhaps the best endorsement of all came from a 10-year-old boy at a school in Creemore who told me it was “the best book I ever read.” The teacher/librarian at his school then went to Curiosity House, the local bookstore and bought him his own copy.