R.P. MacIntyre, Editor

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), The Crying Jesus (1997) and Revved (2002). 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), and 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.







young adult short fiction anthology

152 pages / trade paper

Available in the US
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Teacher Resource Guide

Takes: Stories for Young Adults

ISBN: 978-1-895449-54-9

Preceded by The Blue Jean Collection and Notes Across the Aisle, Takes is the third collection of short fiction for young adults by Thistledown Press, and is edited by the award-winning author of Yuletide Blues and The Blue Camaro, R.P. MacIntyre.

Highly readable issue-oriented fictions.

Takes is the third anthology of short fiction for young adults, and the company is obviously onto something.”
Quill & Quire.

“I would recommend Takes for all young adult collections.”
Resource Links.

  • Winner of the 1997 Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Award and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Best Educational Book.
  • Canadian Children's Centre "Our Choice" selection



Aker, Don. Books in Canada (February 1997).
Caton, Jacolyn. “Children's book reviews.” Regina Sun . July 7, 1996. 36.
Cherneski, Jana. “Collection focusses on youthful issues.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . November 16, 1996.
Craig, Terry. “Literacy alive: MacIntyre.” Saskatoon Free Press . July 20, 1997. 12.
Holeman, Linda. Prairie Fire 18.2 (Summer 1997): 138.
Jenkinson, Dave. “The Young Adult Canadian Book Award.” Resource Links (June 1997): 237.
Jones, Elaine. Resource Links (October 1996): 29.
Lohans, Alison. “Real world of teenagers.” NeWest Review (February/March 1997): 31.


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