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Deirdre Baker

Biography

Deirdre Baker

Deirdre Baker teaches children's literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of BECCA AT SEA, published by Groundwood Books. She is a freelance contributor for The Star.

Deirdre Baker

Books by Deirdre Baker

by Deirdre Baker - Animals , Children's 9-12, Humor, Performing Arts

When 11-year-old Becca returns to her grandmother’s rustic cottage for another summer, she finds herself seeing her beloved island in new ways. Becca finds a dead bear on the beach and helps to give it a burial at sea. Aunt Meg is grieving over a miscarriage, and Aunt Clare’s medical work in Africa has brought on a sadness that even the love of family and the island’s beauty can’t cure. Meanwhile, cousin Alicia claims to be too old to participate in the kids’ summer project --- a performance of The Tempest, a play that seems to find unsettling echoes in the natural surroundings Becca thought she knew so well.