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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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The Leaving by Budge Wilson

The Leaving

From the award-winning author Horn Book calls an outstanding voice in young adult literature comes a beautifully written, memorable collection of short stories about young people caught in that special time and place--the moment before childhood is finally left behind.

Budge Wilson

(From Goodreads)

Budge was educated in Halifax schools and at Dalhousie University (degree in Philosophy and Psychology, Diploma in Education, Physical Education teaching certificate). She did two years of graduate work in English at the University of Toronto, and worked at the Institute of Child Study (U. of T.) for four years--filing, illustrating, editing, writing. She illustrated three books for the University of Toronto Press, worked for several years as a freelance commercial artist and child photographer, and was a fitness instructor from 1968 to 1989. She has been writing juvenile and adult fiction since 1978, with her first book published in 1984. Her work has been published in ten countries and in seven languages.

After living in Ontario for over twenty-five years, Budge and Alan returned to Nova Scotia in 1989, and live in a small fishing village on the South Shore of the province.