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About MeI was born in Berlin,Germany and escaped to Britain on a 'Kindertransport' in 1938.I was educated in England and Wales before settling in Canada. I live and + read more work in Vancouver, BC.
I have published over 23 books and plays for children. Show Less


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    Literature Types
  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Plays & Screenplays
  • Editorial Services

Published WorksSome recent titles include:
SEEKING REFUGE, A graphic novel, illustrated by Kathryn E.Shoemaker, Tradewind Books, September, 2016

ESCAPE FROM BERLIN, an omnibus of the 'Marianne' novels: GOOD-BYE MARIANNE, REMEMBER ME and FINDING SOPHIE, Tundra Books 2013

TOUCHED BY FIRE, a young Russian immigrant garment worker, in New York, is trapped in the Triangle Waist Fire of 1911

MUNSCH AT PLAY, Eight Stage Adaptations for Young Performers, Annick Press, 2010

NO MOON, A teenage servant girl aboard the ill-fated Titanic, Tundra Books, 2010

Please visit my website: www.irenenwatts.com for more information about my books, awards and how to contact me

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Testimonials“My favorite book is FLOWER, it captivated me. The book kept me in suspense” Jacqueline ”FINDING SOPHIE was the best war story I’ve ever read. You made me feel like I was inside the book, + read more I forgot where I was” Shyla Show Less “Marianne was exactly my age when she went to London, in REMEMBER ME. It was easy to imagine how + read more homesick she must have felt. I don’t like being away from home for a day, never mind a year! I tried to imagine what it would be like to go to a strange country….” Philip Show Less
Awards and Recognition:Selected Awards, include:
USSBY outstanding International Book Honor List 2014, for TOUCHED BY + show more FIRE

A WHITE RAVEN, Bologna, 2006, from the International Youth Library, Munich, for A TELLING TIME,illustrated by Kathryn E.Shoemaker, Tradewinds Books

BC CHOCOLATE LILY AWARD 2003 for REMEMBER ME, Tundra Books Many more as well as photos on my website
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