Portfolio and Awards

Cultural History

Strangers in the House: a prairie story of bigotry and belonging. Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco:  Greystone Books, 2019.

A Geography of Blood: Unearthing History from a Prairie Landscape.  Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco:  Greystone Books, 2012.

Witch: the wild ride from wicked to Wicca.  Vancouver: Greystone. Paris: Seuil, 2000.  London: British Museum Press, 2001.

Beauty Queens.Vancouver: Greystone. New York: Abbeville, 1998.

Cowgirls.  Vancouver: Greystone. San Francisco: Ten Speed Press. London: Bloomsbury, 1996.

Our Nell: a scrapbook biography of Nellie L. McClung.  Saskatoon:  Western Producer Prairie Books, 1979.  Also issued in mass-market paperback by Formac, 1985.

A Harvest Yet to Reap:  a history of prairie women.Toronto:  Women’s Press, 1976. Co-authored with Lorna and Linda Rasmussen and Anne Wheeler.

Foremothers: personalities and issues from the history of women in Saskatchewan.Privately published, 1975.

Natural History/Natural Science

Prairie: a natural history.Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco: Greystone Books, 2004. 2ndRevised Edition, 2011.

Bees: nature’s little wonders.Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco: Greystone Books, 2008, paperback edition, 2011.

Crows: encounters with the wise guys of the avian world. Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco:  Greystone Books; Montreal: Boreal [French], 2005.

Curious by Nature: one woman’s exploration of the natural world. Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco:  Greystone Books, 2005.

Mother Nature: animal parents and their young.Vancouver: Greystone. San Francisco:  Sierra Club. Saint-Lambert, Quebec: Edition Trecarre, 1997.

The Nature of Wolves. Vancouver: Greystone. San Francisco:  Sierra Club, 1996.

Bird Brains: the intelligence of ravens, crows, magpies and jays.Vancouver: Greystone. San Francisco:  Sierra Club. Saint Lambert, Quebec:  Editions du Trecarre, 1995.

Aurora:  the mysterious northern lights. Vancouver:  Greystone. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1994. Outrement, Quebec: Editions du Trecarre. (Also published in Japan).

Wild Cats.  Vancouver:  Douglas & McIntyre.  San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1993.

Peregrine Falcons.  Vancouver:  Douglas & McIntyre. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Britain: Robert Hale. Saint-Lambert, Edition Trecarre. Milan:Armenia Editore. Germany: Gerstenberg Hildesheim. 1992.

Grizzly Bears. Vancouver:  Douglas & McIntyre, 1990. Other editions as for Peregrine Falcons.

Wolves.Vancouver:  Douglas & McIntyre, 1988. Other editions as for Peregrine Falcons.

Eagles of North America.  Saskatoon:  Western Producer Prairie Books, 1987. Also published in the United States by NorthWord.

The Wonder of Canadian Birds.  Saskatoon:  Western Producer Prairie Books. Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press; in French, Editions La Presse, 1985.

Wild Mammals of Western Canada.   Saskatoon:  Western Producer Prairie Books. Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981.Co-authored with Arthur Savage.

Children’s Books

Hello, Crow! Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco: Greystone Kids, 2019.

Wizards:  an amazing journey through the last great Age of Magic.  Vancouver: Greystone Books, Montreal: Edition Hurtubise HMH and Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2002.

Born To Be a Cowgirl: a spirited ride through the Old West.  Vancouver: Greystone Books and San Francisco: Tricycle, 2001.

Eat Up!  healthy food for a healthy Earth. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1992.   Published in the U. S. by Firefly.

Get Growing!  how the Earth feeds us.  Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1991.Published in the U. S. by Firefly.

Trash Attack! garbage and what we can do about it.Toronto:  Groundwood Books, 1990. Published in the U. S. by Firefly. 56 pp.

Literary Awards and Honours

Winner, Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, 2012 for A Geography of Blood.

Winner, Book of the Year, Saskatoon Book Award and Nonfiction Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2013, for A Geography of Blood

Finalist, National Magazine Awards, 2010, for “Return of the Ferret,” Canadian Geographic, Dec. 2009

Inducted as Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 2014. As Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2010.

Recipient, Saskatchewan Eco Network Environmental Activist Award, 2009.

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008, for Bees: Nature’s Little Wonders

Winner, Silver Medal, Nature category, Fore-Word magazine, 2008, for Bees: Nature’s Little Wonders.

Winner, Silver Medal, Animal/Pet category, Independent Publishers Awards, 2009, for Bees: Nature’s Little Wonders.

Finalist, Book of the Year, Nonfiction, and Saskatoon Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2005, for Crows: Encounters With the Wise Guys of the Avian World.

Winner, Nature Book of the Year, Fore-Word magazine, presented at BookExpo, Chicago, 2005, for Prairie: A Natural History

Winner, Book of the Year and Nonfiction Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2004, for Prairie: A Natural History

Finalist, Midwest Book Awards, USA, and IBBY Awards, USA, 2005 for Prairie: A Natural History

Norma Fleck Award Honour Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2003, for Wizards

Winner, Children’s Literature Prize, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Finalist, Willow Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Finalist, Science in Society Book Awards, 2003, for Wizards

Our Choice Selection, Starred (Commended) Review, Canadian Children’s Book Center, 2003, for Wizards,and 2002, for Born To Be A Cowgirl

Norma Fleck Award Honour Book, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2001, for Born To Be A Cowgirl