Welcome to Susan Hughes' Website
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I'm pleased to be one of the four Toronto District School Board's Writers-in-Residence for 2012-2013. I'm enjoying doing presentations in elementary schools around the city and getting a chance to read some terrific student writing! Thanks for the opportunity, TDSB!
This fall, five avid young books readers were chosen to be on the CBC Radio Halifax book panel. They met three times to chat on air about my book OFF TO CLASS, which was nominated for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. I was pleased to be interviewed by the children's book panel at Word on the Street on a sunny Halifax afternoon. Have a listen to some of our taped conversation on the CBC website.
I am so pleased to share the news that my latest children's book, THE ISLAND HORSE (Kids Can, 2012, ages 9+), is now available! Set in the early 1800s, it tells the story of Ellie, a young girl who moves with her father to remote, tiny Sable Island, in the Atlantic Ocean. Ellie loves horses and she knows wild horses live on this island, but even knowing this does not help Ellie feel any better about leaving her Nova Scotian home. Then one afternoon, Ellie encounters a wild stallion grazing on the dunes. Slowly, her life begins to change.
Don't you think the book cover is gorgeous? This spectacular "island horse" is painted by Alicia Quist. She has also done the lovely pencil sketches which appear throughout the book. Oh, and slip off the book's dust-jacket and you're in for another visual treat!
Please enjoy exploring my website and finding out about all the books I've written.
If you're a teacher and you're looking for some of the books I've written for Scholastic Education's Literacy Place for the Early Years (K-3) and Moving Up with Literacy Place (4-6) programs, please go to their website here.
If you want to get in touch, you can find out how at Contact Me.