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Lyn Cook, 100, noted children's author.
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a***@sympatico.ca
2018-08-02 00:20:27 UTC
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Noted children's author Lyn Cook, aka Evelyn Margaret Waddell, who penned nearly two dozen books over more than 50 years has died. She was 100.

http://v1.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/Deaths.20180717.93404286/BDAStory/BDA/deaths

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Allen


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l***@yahoo.com
2018-08-02 16:07:36 UTC
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Thanks!


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/rec.arts.books.childrens/IL1Rf5QZ9jM/A1RgAxETAgAJ;context-place=forum/rec.arts.books.childrens
(birthday post from this May, with a few synopses)

Excerpts:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22lyn+cook%22+books&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjz7evc5-zaAhVLPN8KHVN6CjwQ_AUICygC&biw=1266&bih=738
(book covers)


* The Hiding-Place, Lester & Orphen Dennys (Toronto), 1990.
("It is 1650 in New France. The tragic fire that destroyed their home
has left twelve-year-old Justine and her younger brother, Denis,
orphaned and at the mercy of their neighbour, the brutal Monsieur
Gaudin. He wants Justine for his wife and she will do anything to
escape that fate; Denis will do anything to stay with Justine. They
decide they must flee to a place Monsieur Gaudin will never find them.
But how will they survive in the treacherous Quebec wilderness?")



Lenona.
l***@yahoo.com
2018-08-02 17:19:55 UTC
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From the obit:

...A pioneering Canadian children's author from the 1950s to 2004, Lyn wrote 23 books for children of all ages but will be best remembered for her historical novels for those ages 10-14. As she described it, 'I was fascinated with times past - what motivated people' and hoped that through her writing 'I helped someone who was discouraged about life.'

Born in Islington, ON on May 4, 1918, she graduated from the University of Toronto before serving as a meteorologist in the RCAF based at Centralia and Trenton during World War Two. She moved to Sudbury as a children's librarian after the war, completing her first children's novel. She returned to Toronto, hosting a story hour on CBC radio as well as becoming involved with the New Play Society and Dora Mavor Moore. Her writing career blossomed with each new book. The plots are historically accurate and the characters are children interacting within the community of the time. In later years she broadened her writing to include picture story books for pre-school readers. Her books remain in wide circulation and the Toronto Public Library graciously retains her papers as part of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books...
l***@yahoo.com
2018-08-05 18:03:05 UTC
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https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/author-of-the-bells-on-finland-street-set-in-sudbury-dies-at-age-100-1002840
(same obit, with color photo)

http://bookcentre.ca/news/lyn-cook-1918-2018
(B&W photo from Cook's radio show, 1940s or 1950s?)

https://beta.cwrc.ca/islandora/object/ceww%3Aa828467d-f3ba-41dd-b8f4-2123a2d84270
(longer bio - I can't seem to copy any excerpts)

https://ceww.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/childrens-author-lyn-cook-turns-100/
(photo from this May, plus a tiny article)



Lenona.

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