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young adult short fiction anthology

240 pages / Mass Market

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Teacher Resource Guide

The Blue Jean Collection

ISBN: 978-0-920633-94-6

In 1991 Thistledown sought out the best in young adult short fiction by holding a national competition. The nineteen stories here are a testament to the skill and diversity of Canada's YA short fiction authors, and include R.P. MacIntyre's story “The Rink” which won the 1993 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award.

“Given the range in subject matter, and altogether high quality of the writing, this is a book that deserves to be widely circulated through libraries and classrooms across the country.” — Quill & Quire (starred review).



Bergen, Clarence. “Blue Jean collection aimed at nation's youth.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix . October 24, 1992. C7.
Bly, David. “Collection worth spot on the shelf.” Calgary Herald . November 21, 1992. C7.
Boulanger, Annie. Burnaby Now / Royal City Recorder . August 25, 1993.
Brown, Joyce. Canadian Materials (October 1992): 271.
Buchanan, Joan. Canadian Book Review Annual (1993): 314-5.
Cherland, Meredith. “Good books for middle years kids.” In The Middle . 11.3: 30.
Demers, Patricia. Canadian Children's Literature . No. 80 (1995): 78.
Henderson, Jay. “New books make for great stocking stuffers.” Cochrane This Week . December 8, 1992. 14.
Hughes, Susan. Halifax Mail-Star . December 4, 1992.
Novak, Barbara. “Publishers of children's books are headed for their busy season.” London Free Press . November 28, 1992
“YA winners.” Atlantic Books Today (Fall 1992).


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