WARD, David




Author Tags: Haida Gwaii, Kidlit & Young Adult

David Ward's juvenile novel Archipelago (Red Deer $12.95) is a time travel adventure set on Haida Gwaii. To cope with the tragic death of his father, 12-year-old Jonah accompanies his mother, a well-known photographer, on a self-healing journey, only to plunge backward 14,000 years in time, back to when ancient peoples were beginning to make their way from Asia over the Bering Strait and down to the Americas, stopping at Haida Gwaii en route. In these pre-historic times, Jonah teams up with a mysterious girl named Akilah who helps him survive and reawakens his yearnings for love. 978-0-88995-400-7

CITY/TOWN: Vancouver, B.C.

DATE OF BIRTH: Jan 11, 1967

PLACE OF BIRTH: Pointe Claire, Quebec

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1972

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Teaching, Instructor - UBC

AWARDS: B.C. Arts Council Emergent Writers Award - 2001

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Beneath the Mask, Scholastic Canada, 2003
Escape the Mask, Scholastic Canada, 2003
Beyond the Mask, Scholastic Canada, 2006
Archipelago, Red Deer Press, 2008
The Hockey Tree, Scholastic, 2008. Illustrated by Brian Deines.

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:
-- has worked as an elementary school teacher in Vancouver/Richmond
-- met his wife while working in the wilds of B.C.- kayaking, backpacking.
-- Ph.D student university of B.C. Language and Literacy Dept.
-- son of a Reverend

[BCBW 2008] "Kidlit" "QCI"

Archipelago
Review



Archipelago by David Ward (Red Deer $12.95) ages 12+

Strikingly similar, David Ward’s first juvenile novel Archipelago is a time travel adventure set on Haida Gwaii. To cope with the tragic death of his father, 12-year-old Jonah accompanies his mother, a well-known photographer, on a self-healing journey, only to plunge backward 14,000 years in time, back to when ancient peoples were beginning to make their way from Asia over the Bering Strait and down to the Americas, stopping at Haida Gwaii en route. In these pre-historic times, Jonah teams up with a mysterious girl named Akilah who helps him survive and reawakens his yearnings for love. Ward lives in Pender Harbour. 978-0-88995-400-7

[BCBW 2008] "Kidlit"