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Children's Nonfiction General

A Prairie Boy's Winter

by (author) William Kurelek

Initial publish date
Sep 1973
General, Farm & Ranch Life, History
Recommended Age
10 to 18
Recommended Grade
5 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1973
    List Price

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Since its first publication in 1973, this book has sold more than 250,000 copies in nine countries and it has won more awards than any other Canadian book.

About the author

William Kurelek, the oldest of seven children in a Ukrainian immigrant family, was born in 1927 and raised on family farms in northern Alberta and Manitoba. At the time of his death in 1977, he was one of the best-known artists in Canada, and his reputation has continued to grow, with his work featured in galleries across the country and highly sought after for private collections. His distinctive works explore his Depression-era prairie roots and his engagement with spiritual and religious imagery. Kurelek also wrote and illustrated many award-winning books, including A Prairie Boy's Winter and A Prairie Boy's Summer. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1976.

William Kurelek's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“A dazzling way to introduce kids (and grown-ups) to Canadian art…children will be fascinated”

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