Nancy Hundal was born in Vancouver on January 31, 1957. She received the 1991 Sheila A. Egoff B.C. Book Prize for her first children's book, I Heard My Mother Call My Name (HarperCollins, 1990), illustrated by Laura Fernandez. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets, her story November Boots (HarperCollins, 1993) was shortlisted for the 1994 Ruth Schwartz Award. It was followed by PuddleDuck (HarperCollins, 1995), illustrated by Stephen Taylor and Snow Story (HarperCollins, 1997 $16), illustrated by Kasia Charko. In the latter, Little Chloe discovers the transforming power of snow after a storm as well as the fact that the world is divided--between adults who like snow and those who don't. Melted Star Journey (HarperCollins, 1999) has been followed by Twilight Fairies (Fitzhenry & Whiteside $21), illustrated by Don Kilby. She has also published three books with illustrator Brian Deines: Prairie Summer (1999), Number 21 and Camping (all Fitzhenry & Whiteside). She is the author of the young adult novel Kaleidoscopes and Butterfly Dreams (Oolichan, 2009), Hundal has a B.A. (English and French) and Teaching Certificate from University of British Columbia.

[Jacket Illustration from Snow Story.]

[BCBW 2009] "Kidlit"