The Resource The crazy man
- The crazy man
- Statement of responsibility
- Pamela Porter
- trueMen with mental illnesses
- Children with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction
- trueNovels in verse
- trueLife change events in children
- trueParent and child
- trueFarm life
- trueHistorical fiction
- trueFamily farms
- Farm life -- Saskatchewan -- Juvenile fiction
- trueElectronic books
- Ebooks Hoopla
- trueFather-deserted children
- trueAccident victims
- trueGirls with disabilities
- Loyalty -- Juvenile fiction
- trueAgricultural laborers
- trueLoss (Psychology)
- trueCanadian fiction
- trueTwelve-year-old girls
- trueGirl accident victims
- trueDogs -- Death
- Healing -- Juvenile fiction
- Mentally ill -- Juvenile fiction
- trueFather-deserted families
- Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
- true1960s -- 1960 -- 1969
- It is 1965, and twelve-year-old Emaline lives on a wheat farm in southern Saskatchewan. Her family has fallen apart. When her beloved dog, Prince, chased a hare into the path of the tractor, she chased after him, and her dad accidentally ran over her leg with the discer, leaving her with a long convalescence and a permanent disability. But perhaps the worst thing from Emaline's point of view is that in his grief and guilt, her father shot Prince and then left Emaline and her mother on their own. Despite the neighbors' disapproval, Emaline's mother hires Angus, a patient from the local mental hospital, to work their fields. Angus is a red-haired giant whom the local kids tease and call the gorilla. Though the small town's prejudice creates a cloud of suspicion around Angus that nearly results in tragedy, in the end he becomes a force for healing as Emaline comes to terms with her injury and the loss of her father. In the tradition of novels such as Kevin Major's Ann and Seamus and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, novelist and poet Pamela Porter uses free verse to tell this moving, gritty story that is accessible to a wide range of ages and reading abilities
- Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, 2006.
- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2006.
- Golden Oak Award (Ontario), 2007.
- Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature, 2005.
- Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award (Canada) for English Fiction, 2007.
- Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2007.
- Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia), Fiction category, 2008.
- Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta), 2007.
- TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2006.
- OLA Best Bets, 2005.
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