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Laurel Dee Gugler



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Laurel Dee
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Professional information

Children's novelist, picture book author and storyteller, Laurel delights in crafting playful word patterns which are apparent in her books as well as in her oral storytelling. She has worked as teacher, Education Coordinator of Hamilton Children's Museum, co-founder and coordinator of a multicultural storytelling group for Hamilton's SHAIR International Resource Centre, and as author/storyteller in the Artist-in-the-Classroom for H.W.S. School Board. As well, she has volunteered as English Teacher in India, toured the U.S. with a traveling peace display, and taught Elderhostel courses on Family Stories. She continues to bring presentations to schools, libraries, festivals and other venues.
Available For
Author presentations (May include storytelling, chants, and music)
Literacy presentations including family events; word-crafting skills are demonstrated through performance
Storytelling performances
A Piece of Forever
James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., 2008

Catching Forever
James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., 2007

There's a Billy Goat in the Garden
Barefoot Books, 2003
Clare Beaton, Illustrator

Facing the Day
Annick Press, 1999
Deirdre Betteridge, Illustrator

Monkey Tales
Annick Press, 1998
Vlasta van Kampen, Illustrator

Muddle Cuddle
Annick Press, 1997
Vlasta van Kampen, Illustrator

Little Wynne's Giggly Thing
Annick Press, 1995
Russ Willms, Illustrator

Casey's Carousel
Black Moss Press, 1989
Veronika Charles, Illustrator

Mashed Potato Mountain
Black Moss Press, 1988
Leonard Aguanno, Illustrator
Performances and Exhibitions
Ongoing from 1990 onward Schools, libraries, and festivals (Including festivals in Toronto, Brantford, Georgina, St. Catharines, Oakville, Ottawa, Hamilton and others)
Ongoing storytelling performances
2010 Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books Selection
Category: Author
For: Catching Forever

2004 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Category: Author
For: There's a Billy Goat in the Garden

2000 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Category: Author
For: Monkey Tales

1999 Hamilton and Region Arts Council Best Book Award (children's category)
Category: Author
For: Facing the Day

1998 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Category: Author
For: Muddle Cuddle

1995 International White Raven Book List Selection
Category: Author
For: Little Wynne's Giggly Thing

1989 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Category: Author
For: Mashed Potato Mountain
Other Memberships
The Writers' Union of Canada
The Canadian Society of Storytellers for Children
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
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