Shannon Stewart was born in Ottawa in 1966 and raised in British Columbia. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and her poems have been published in Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets, The Dominion of Love and numerous literary magazines. She has served as poetry editor for PRISM International and taught Creative Writing and English as a Second Language. She is the author of poetry collection The Canadian Girl (Harbour, 1998), shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and a children's book for ages 4-8, Sea Crow (Orca, 2004), written when she was living near the beach in West Vancouver. It's a story about a girl who worries how her classmates will respond when they discover she has an artificial leg. Illustrated by Dusan Petricic, her alphabet book "for wicked children" is Alphabad (Key Porter, 2005). M is for Mischief. Making mischief in malls will make Mommy mad. Q is for Quarrel. A quartet of quarreling kids should be quarantined. Illustrated by Ben Hodson, Captain Jake (Orca 2008) is a fanciful story for juvenile readers about a contemporary boy who accepts an offer from an invisible friend--the pirate Captain Kidd--to be a cabin boy on his ship the Adventure Galley.


The Canadian Girl (Harbour, 1998)
Sea Crow (Orca, 2004) $16.95
Alphabad (Key Porter, 2005)
Captain Jake (Orca 2008). $6.95 978-1-55145-896-2
Badir and the Beaver (orca 2019). $6.95 978-1-4598-1727-2. Illustrated by Sabrina Gendron.

[BCBW 2019] "Kidlit" "Poetry"