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Lisa Dalrymple



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Lisa writes poetry, picture books, fiction and non-fiction. She won The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Writing for Children Competition (2011) for her picture book story "Skink on the Brink," which was later illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. "Skink on the Brink" also won the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Canada, and was a finalist in the Rainforest of Reading (Grenada, St. Lucia, Montserrat.) Lisa's most recent book is "Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada" (Scholastic,) a work of narrative non-fiction for readers in grades 4-8. Lisa's other books include the picture books "A Moose Goes a-Mummering," "Double Trouble at The Rooms," "Bubbly Troubly Polar Bear" and "If It’s No Trouble... A Big Polar Bear" (Breakwater) and a middle grade novel "Jungle Jitters" (Orca.)

Outside of writing, Lisa’s primary love is travelling. She has lived in England, South Korea, Thailand and Scotland and has travelled throughout Europe, Asia, Tanzania & Peru. She now lives with her husband and their three children in Fergus, Ontario.
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"Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada." Scholastic Canada, 2019.
"Jungle Jitters." Orca, 2017.
"Double Trouble at The Rooms." Breakwater, 2016.
"A Moose Goes a-Mummering." Breakwater, 2014.
"Bubbly Troubly Polar Bear." Breakwater, 2013.
"Skink on the Brink." Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013.
"If It’s No Trouble… A Big Polar Bear." Breakwater, 2012.

Educational Books
"Cultural Traditions in South Korea." Crabtree, 2016.
"Explore with James Cook." Crabtree, 2015.
"Explore with Francisco Pizarro." Crabtree, 2015.
"Be The Change in the World." Crabtree, 2015.

“Driving Mum Crazy.” The Scrumbler, Kavanagh Publishing Limited (UK): Issue 4, Spring 2012.
“Daddy’s Wild Bathroom Troubly.” The Scrumbler, Kavanagh Publishing Limited: Issue 4, Spring 2012.
"Skink on the Brink"
* 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Canada.
* 2014 Rainforest of Reading Award Finalist (Grenada, Saint Lucia, Montserrat)
* 2011 The Writers’ Union of Canada, Writing for Children Competition, First Place.
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