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Book Title: The Night Hazel Came To Town|
The author of the book: John Ibbitson
Date of issue: 1993
ISBN 13: 9780029540985
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 943 KB
Edition: Maxwell Macmillan Canada
Read full description of the books The Night Hazel Came To Town:Seventeen-year-old Lee doesn't know much about newspapers - he's only ever read the sports and the funnies. So when Lee lands a job as a copy boy at the Toronto Telegram he enters a whole new world, where panic and energy and controlled mayhem rule the day. The year is 1954, a time when newspapers revelled in sensational stories and the shady means of getting them. Lee, taken on by veteran reporter Jack Murphy, witness Toronto's great news stories of the year, including Marilyn Bell's historic swim across Lake Ontario and the catastrophic Hurricane Hazel, the biggest natural disaster in Toronto's history. The other part of Lee's life is spent in a rundown Cabbagetown apartment that he shares with Angela, a struggling actress and communist sympathizer who teaches him about politics and life, and with whom Lee falls hopelessly in love.
Read information about the authorJohn Ibbitson (born 1955 in Gravenhurst, Ontario) is a Canadian writer and journalist. He is currently Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail. He has written three books on Ontario and Canadian politics - Promised Land: Inside the Mike Harris Revolution (1997), Loyal No More: Ontario's Struggle for a Separate Destiny, and The Polite Revolution: Perfecting the Canadian Dream (McClelland & Stewart, 2005).
His latest young-adult novel, "The Landing," was winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for children's literature. His latest political work, "Open & Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama and Canada Has Stephen Harper" was published in May 2009. It was written while he was in Washington, covering American politics and society for the Globe.
He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1979 with a B.A. in English. After university, he pursued a career as a playwright, his most notable play being Mayonnaise, which debuted in December 1980 at the Phoenix Theater in Toronto. The play went on to national production and was adapted to a TV broadcast in 1983. In the mid-1980s, Ibbitson switched over to writing young-adult fiction, including the short YA science-fiction novel, Starcrosser (1990). He also wrote two full-length novels, 1812: Jeremy's War and The Night Hazel Came to Town. "The Landing" followed in 2008.
Apart from his Governor-General's citation, Ibbitson has been nominated for several awards for other works, including a Governor General's Award nomination for 1812. Hazel received a nomination for the Trillium Book Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. His journalism has also been nominated for a National Newspaper Award.
Ibbitson entered the University of Western Ontario in 1987, graduating with an M.A. in journalism one year later, and joined the Ottawa Citizen, where he worked as a city reporter and columnist. He covered Ontario politics from 1995 to 2001, working for The Ottawa Citizen, Southam News, The National Post and the Globe and Mail. In August 2001, Ibbitson accepted the post as Washington bureau chief at The Globe and Mail, returning to Canada one year later to take up the post of political affairs columnist. He moved back to Washington as a columnist in May 2007, returning to Ottawa in September 2009.
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