Martha Attema was born in Friesland (The Netherlands), and moved to Canada in 1981 with her husband and three children. In 1987 she began teaching kindergarten and grades one and two. She started writing stories in English in 1987, drawing her ideas from the history, folk tales and legends of her native Friesland. She now lives in Corbeil, Ontario.


A Time to Choose. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1995.
The Paper Wagon. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2005.


Blue Heron Book Award for Young-Adult Fiction, for A Time to Choose, 1996.
Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award, for A Time to Choose, 1996.

[BCBW 2005]