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Yuletide Blues

Author: R.P. MacIntyre
ISBN: 9781895449044 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Sports & Recreation, Winter Sports
Publication Date: 25 October, 2006
Dimensions: 4.22 x 7.03"

From R.P. MacIntyre, the 1993 winner of the Vicky Metcalf Short Stort Award, Yuletide Blues has become a hit with young audiences. The deadpan, comedian’s voice of the teenaged protagonist is fresh, disconcerting and hilarious, as Lanny relates his worst Christmas. An avid hockey player with an aversion for piano lessons, Lanny receives a couple of rude but enlightening shocks that force him to reevaluate both himself and his relationships with family and friends.

About the Author

R.P. MacIntyre is best known for his award-winning young adult fiction. He has also written for television, radio, and the stage and has edited and compiled over thirty-five anthologies of YA fiction, one of which won the Canadian Librarian Association’s Book of the Year in 1997. Mahihkan Lake is his seventh book and his first adult novel.
Previous Books:
Yuletide Blues, Thistledown Press, novel, 1991.
The Blue Camaro, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1994.
The Crying Jesus, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1997.
The Sins of St. Dave, Playwrights Union of Canada, play, 1998.
Revved, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2002.
Feeding at Nine, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2006.
Apart (w. Wendy MacIntyre), Groundwood Press, novel, 2007
Awards:
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Children’s Literature for Feeding at Nine: 2007. (Also nominated for Fiction Award.)
Winner Saskatchewan Centennial Medal of Honour for work in Literary Arts: 2005.
Winner Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Short Manuscript Award for “The Rink”: 2004.
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Saskatoon Book Award for The Crying Jesus: 1998. (Also nominated for Children’s Literature Award.)
Winner Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Takes: 1997.
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Publishing in Education Award for Takes: 1996.
Winner Vicky Metcalf Award for Short Fiction for ”The Rink”: 1993.
Winner Best Educational Documentary at Saskatchewan Film and Video Showcase for A Room Full of Men: 1992.

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