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Carolyn Beck



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It was the prize in third grade for her story "Petulia, the Petunia" that cemented Carolyn's dream of becoming a writer. Since then she has published seven picture books.
From the postman-devouring dog in The Waiting Dog to the zenfully happy cow in Buttercup’s Lovely Day to the ardent nosepicker in Richard Was a Picker to the misbehaving pooches in Wellington’s Rainy Day and Dog Breath, each of her characters have something distinctly unique to say.
Her latest books are One Hungry Heron, a swampy counting book, and That Squeak, a story of discovery.
Carolyn currently lives in Toronto and divides her time between freelance accounting work and writing all sorts of quirky stories.
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Readings and workshops in schools and libraries.
“The Waiting Dog” illustrated by Andrea Beck, Kids Can Press 2003

“Goth Paté” short story, “The Horrors” edited by Peter Carver, Red Deer Press 2005

“Buttercup’s Lovely Day” illustrated by Andrea Beck, Orca Books 2008. (Blue Spruce nomination)

“Richard Was a Picker” illustrated by Ben Hodson, Orca Books 2010

“Wellington’s Rainy Day” illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan, Orca Books 2011

“Dog Breath” illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan, Fitzhenry and Whiteside 2011

"One Hungry Heron" illustrated by Karen Patkau, Fitzhenry and Whiteside 2014

"That Squeak", illustrated by Francois Thisdale, Fitzhenry and Whiteside 2015

Numerous two and four page spreads of rhyming stories in Chirp and Chickadee magazines.
Other Memberships
The Canadian Children's Book Centre, The Writers' Union of Canada,SCBWI
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