Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce is the author of seventy books for adults and young adults. He has taught at Dalhousie University for the past twenty-five years and is publisher of Pottersfield Press. He's worked as a rehab counselor, a freight hauler, a corn farmer, a janitor, a journalist, a lead guitarist, a newspaper boy, and a well digger. He also hosts a nationally-syndicated TV talk show on BookTelevision. Along with the Surf Poets, he has released two poetry/music albums, Long Lost Planet and Sea Level.









young adult NOVEL

215 pages / Mass Market

Available in the US
World Rights Available

Big Burn

ISBN: 978-1-895449-43-3

Set in Canada's East Coast, this novel from the award-winning and prolific Lesley Choyce grapples with current environmental issues as experienced by two teenagers.

“As with all his young adult books, Big Burn features a strong plot, some conflicts, and a resolution that isn't glib. And there's that unmistakable gusto for the great outdoors; lots of wind, sun, rocks, ocean and scenery.”
Halifax Chronicle Herald.

This is an easy-read novel that is central to discussions of environmental issues and the challenges they create.

  • Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" selection

Ages 9-13



Beaton, Virginia. “Teens fight incinerator in Choyce's latest novel.” Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Mail-Star, June 9, 1995. B2.
Garvie, Maureen. Quill & Quire (May 1995).
Jenkinson, Dave. Canadian Children's Literature (July 1996): 44.
MacDonald, Cathy. “Suitable reading for young teens.” Halifax Daily News . September 10, 1995. 56.
McClay, Jill. Resource Links (April 1996): 176.


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