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Luanne Armstrong

Luanne Armstrong lives and farms in the small community of Boswell, BC. She has worked as a feminist researcher, a freelance journalist and a writing instructor.

She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Alberta, the College of the Rockies, the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson, and the Okanagan School of the Arts in Penticton. She was the Berton House writer in residence in Dawson City, Yukon, from September to December 2000. She is the managing editor of Hodgepog Books, which publishes literary and children’s books.

Her numerous books include the award-winning novel Annie (1995), Bordering (1995), Arly and Spike (1997), The Colour of Water (1998), Jeannie and the Gentle Giants (2001), The Bone House (2003) and Blue Valleys, The Story of a Place, An Ecological Memoir (2007). She has published short stories and articles in over thirty magazines and newspapers including Creative Non-Fiction, Salon Online, the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, Flare magazine, Western Living, and Herizons.

Pete's Gold
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8;

A novel for readers ten and up. This is a captivating book of adventure about a teenage boy who has been sent to stay with his grandmother in the country for the summer because his parents are splitting up. At first Pete thinks country life will be boring, far from his computer and friends in the city. But that's before he hears of a hidden stash of gold, starts to make some great new friends, and ultimately discovers a new sense of maturity and self-confidence. In this adventurous but sensitive story, Luanne Armstrong draws us into a world of discovery, fun, friendship and family.

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