R.P. MacIntyre

 R.P. MacIntyre is an actor, playwright, director and one of Canada’s most acclaimed authors of fiction with young adult voices. He is the author of Yuletide Blues (1991), The Blue Camaro (1994), and The Crying Jesus (1997). His story “The Rink” — published in The Blue Jean Collection (1994) and The Blue Camaro — won the 1993 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award and was made into a film in 1997. He is also the editor of Up All Night (Thistledown Press, 2001) Takes: Stories for Young Adults which won the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education and the Canadian Library Association’s 1997 Young Adult Award. R.P. MacIntyre lives in LaRonge, Saskatchewan.










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Yuletide Blues

ISBN: 978-1-895449-04-4

Mass Market /240 pages

From R.P. MacIntyre, the 1993 winner of the Vicky Metcalf Short Stort Award, Yuletide Blues has become a hit with young audiences. The deadpan, comedian's voice of the teenaged protagonist is fresh, disconcerting and hilarious, as Lanny relates his worst Christmas. An avid hockey player with an aversion for piano lessons, Lanny receives a couple of rude but enlightening shocks that force him to reevaluate both himself and his relationships with family and friends.  A classic Christmas story.

Ages 9-13


Haans, Dave. “Between Despair and Distanced Surety: Yuletide Blues .” Canadian Children's Literature (May 1993): 76.
Boulanger, Annie. “Fill summer's last days with portable adventure.” Royal City Record/Now . August 25, 1993. 16.
Findon, Joanne. "Growing Up Complicated.” Quill & Quire (November 1991).
Beaton, Virginia. Books in Canada (December 1991): 39.
Bergen, Clarence. “Fresh taste of Youth.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . September 21, 1991. C10.
Broughton, Katheryn. Canadian Materials (November 1991): 358-9.
Boulanger, Annie. “Take a good book to bed.” Burnaby Now . August 25, 1993. 22.
Books in Canada (December 1992): 39.
Denham, Paul. "Briefly Noted.” NeWest Review (April/May 1993): 17.
Gibb, Marie. “Yuletide Blues is a must read.” Calgary Herald . February 15, 1992. G7.
Henderson, Jay. “Belly laughs beat the blues.” Cochrane This Week . April 6, 1993.
Mackey, Margaret. Canadian Materials (November 1991): 358-9.

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