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Speaker Profile - Rebecca Upjohn


Region: New England (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME)
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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Rebecca was born in Toronto, Ontario and now lives in Southwestern New Hampshire, USA. She feels that she is the luckiest person alive to be writing for children.

"The Secret of the Village Fool" won the OLA Forest of Reading 2014 Silver Birch Express Award and was nominated for the 2014 Golden Oak Award. It is a Bankstreet's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 selection .

"The Last Loon" was voted an honour book for the OLA Forest of Reading 2012 Silver Birch Express Award and won the 2010 Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE Jean Throop Book Award.

"Lily and the Paper Man" won ForeWord Magazine's 2007 Book of the Year Award, Children's Picture Book category. It was also a finalist for the OLA 2008 Blue Spruce Award and the 2009 Shinning Willow Award.