Dear Peter, Dear Ulla by Barbara Nickel Nominated for the 2023 Rocky Mountain Book Awards!

Each year Alberta teachers, librarians, parents, and students select exemplary Canadian literature for students to read in grades 4-7. After reading, the students will vote on their favorite books and the winners will be announced in spring of 2023.

DEAR PETER, DEAR ULLA by Barbara Nickel (Thistledown Press) has been nominated for the 2023 Rocky Mountain Book Awards! Barbara Nickel grew up in Saskatchewan and attended Goshen College in Indiana, where she studied music (violin) and English literature. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where she also taught. Barbara has published acclaimed books for both adults and young people. Her children’s titles include Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach, which won a B.C. Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, as well as a picture book, A Boy Asked the Wind, which was a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. Barbara lives in Yarrow, British Columbia, with her husband and two sons.

Barbara is represented by Amy Tompkins. 

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