Joan Clark

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Joan Clark (nee MacDonald) was born in 1934 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and grew up there and in New Brunswick. She studied drama at Acadia University and education at the University of Alberta, then taught for several years. After more than twenty years in Alberta, Clark now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.


Books by Joan Clark

1968
Girl of the Rockies
A girl and her pet bear grow up.
1971
Thomasina and the Trout Tree
A girl searches for a mysterious tree.
The Hand of Robin Squires
1977
The Hand of Robin Squires (children)
From a High Thin Wire
1982
From a High Thin Wire (short stories)
1984
The Leopard and the Lily
A caged leopard dreams of a lily.
1985
Wild Man of the Woods
A boy finds a Native mask which he uses to confront bullies.
The Moons of Madeleine
1987
The Moons of Madeleine
While staying with her cousin, Madeleine discovers a parallel world.
The Victory of Geraldine Gull
1988
The Victory of Geraldine Gull (novel)
1990
Swimming Toward the Light (short stories)
Eiriksdottir
1994
Eiriksdottir
A group of Greenlanders and Icelanders set out to find Vinland.
The Dream Carvers
1995
The Dream Carvers
A young Greenlander is captured by Natives in the New World.
Latitudes of Melt
2000
Latitudes of Melt
As a baby, Aurora was found in a basket on an ice floe. Now her granddaughter wants to know how she got there.
The Word for Home
2002
The Word for Home
An Audience of Chairs
2005
An Audience of Chairs (novel)
Snow
2006
Snow
Sammy imagines what might be under the piles of snow around his house.
2009
Road to Bliss
A fifteen-year-old boy becomes involved with a religious sect on the prairies.
 
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Added 25 March 2006.
Updated 07 January 2012.