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Publisher Gregg Shilliday Phone: (204) 475-6799 Fax: (204) 475-0138 Great Plains Publications Ltd. 420-70 Arthur Street Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 1G7

Canadian Orders, Returns and Inquiries to: University of Toronto Press 5201 Dufferin Street North York, ON, M3H 5T8 Phone: (800) 565-9523 Fax: (800) 221-9985 Email: utpbooks@utpress.utoronto.ca

Discount Schedule: Schools & Libraries: 25% Trade Bookstores: 40% Wholesalers/Jobbers: 50%

Terms: F.O.B Canada. Net 30 days.Titles may be returned three months after invoice date, but not after twelve months. Returned titles must be properly packaged, in saleable condition and free of retail stickers. Returns must be sent prepaid and will be credited against future purchases. Outside Canada, all prices are in U.S. dollars. Prices and availability of all titles subject to change without notice. Please contact University of Toronto Press for more information.

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Sales Representation Kate Walker & Company, Ltd. British Columbia/Yukon: Vancouver Head Office: 9050 Shaughnessy Street Vancouver, BC V6P 6E5 Phone: (604) 323-7111 Fax: (604) 323-7118 Kate Walker: Lower Mainland,West Kootenay & Boundary, Sunshine Coast Email: katew@katewalker.com Dot Middlemass: Lower Mainland, Okanagan Email: dotm@katewalker.com Peter MacDougal: Lower Mainland & Whistler, Northern BC,Yukon, NWT Email: peterm@katewalker.com Linda Garrett: Lower Mainland Email: lindag@katewalker.com Cheryl Fraser: Gift Accounts Email: cherylf@katewalker.com Vancouver Island South and Gulf Islands: Lorna MacDonald 1333 Fairfield Road Victoria, BC V8S 1E4 Phone: (250) 382-1058 Fax: (250) 383-0697 Email: lornam@katewalker.com Vancouver Island North and Discovery Islands: Caroline Woodward 5634 South Island Highway PO Box 39, Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0 Phone: (250) 335-3278 Fax: (250) 335-3279 Email: carolinew@katewalker.com

Southern Alberta and East Kootenay: Anthony Cooney 2523 Charlebois Drive NW Calgary,AB T2L 0T5 Phone: (403) 245-1585 Fax: (403) 245-5377 Email: anthonyc@katewalker.com Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario Lakehead: Rorie Bruce 737 Montrose Street Winnipeg, MB R3M 3M5 Phone: (204) 488-9481 Fax: (204) 487-3993 Email: rorieb@katewalker.com Toronto Office: 626 King Street W, Suite 303 Toronto, ON M5V 1M7 Phone: (416) 703-0666 Toll-free phone: (866) 736-5620 Fax: (416) 703-4745 Toll-free fax: (866) 849-3819 Saffron Beckwith: Eastern Sales Manager, National Accounts Email: saffronb@katewalker.com Karen Beattie:Toronto Email: karenb@katewalker.com Sandra Leef: Gift Accounts,Toronto Email: sandral@katewalker.com Roberta Nanni:Atlantic Canada,Toronto, Cottage Country, Nunavut Email: robertan@katewalker.com

Southwestern Ontario: Paul Duncan 177 Park Avenue Cambridge, ON N1S 2S5 Phone: (519) 622-3778 Fax: (519) 622-5883 Email: pauld@katewalker.com Eastern Ontario, Quebec, Costco: Sandra Leef 2047 Cabot Street Ottawa, ON K1H 6J7 Phone: (613) 260-0314 Fax: (613) 260-8952 Email: sandral@katewalker.com Ian Wood 45 Adeline Street Ottawa ON K2L 3M2 Phone: 613-239-0022 Fax: 613-239-0664 Email: ianw@katewalker.com Great Plains Publications gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided for its publishing program by the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP); the Canada Council for the Arts; as well as the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism; and the Manitoba Arts Council.


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SPRING 2006

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New Non-Fiction A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba Exploring Canada’s Undiscovered Province By Bartley Kives

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his glossy, full-colour guidebook from well-travelled Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives offers a wide range of idiosyncratic adventures available year-round in every region of Manitoba. “Culture junkies, motorists, wilderness travellers and anyone with even the slightest bit of wanderlust must pick up this informative and opinionated handbook, lest they be struck dead in the middle of the night by a wayward lightning strike. Wayward lightning strikes are God's way of telling you to get out more often.”

Marketing Plans: speaking tour, advertising in Globe and Mail, Canadian Bookseller, ULS, Best in the West, and Prairie Books Now, local and national reviews. On-line book club guides. Great Plains accepts proposals for co-op, such as advertising, displays, and special events. ISBN# 1-894283-643 5 1/4" X 9" Trade Paper 144pp includes event calendar • $24.95 BISAC subject category: Travel/ Canada/Prairie Provinces (MB, SK) Release date: April 2006

Specialist Appeal: • Anyone looking for short, off the beaten path holidays • Educators planning school trips • Busy professionals • Tourists • Families

—Bartley Kives

About the Author

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Bartley Kives was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, received his Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University, and an Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg. He contributes to several national programs in print and broadcast media, and is a music and travel journalist at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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The Serpent’s Spell By Rae Bridgman

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he secret city of MiddleGate has been rocked by the slaughter of hundreds of snakes in nearby Narcisse. Who are the culprits? In their quest to solve the mystery two young sorcerers, Sophie and Wil, discover that Wil’s medallion once belonged to an ancient secret society. Will they be able to hang on to their own lives, stop the destruction, and uncover the truth of present and past? Marketing Plans: speaking tour, advertising in Globe and Mail, Canadian Bookseller, ULS, Best in the West, and Prairie Books Now, local and national reviews. On-line book club guides. Great Plains accepts proposals for co-op, such as advertising, displays, and special events.

About the Author Writer, artist and anthropologist Rae Bridgman was born in Toronto. She is the mother of six children, and has made Winnipeg her home. She is a professor at the University of Manitoba, and her writing spans scholarly books and children's fantasy novels. She says the gates of the real Middlegate, an historic part of Winnipeg, inspired her secret city of MiddleGate.

Specialist Appeal: • Teens with an interest in fantasy • Teens with and interest in magic • Teens with an interest in snakes • Teens who like a male protagonist

ISBN# 1-894283-678 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Trade Paper, 192 pp • $16.95 BISAC subject category: Teen Fiction/Fantasy Release date: April 2006

New Young Adult Fiction

GREAT PLAINS PUBLICATIONS • Spring 2006


New Non-Fiction He Saw Himself In All His Creatures A Mother’s Rememberance By Helen Norrie

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ould you live with a pet skunk, a hungry goat, a lazy pig or a noisy sheep? Swim with a wild otter or share your home with an inquisitive ferret? Dodge an enraged Aracana rooster or rescue a rabbit from a marauding mink? Helen Norrie did all this as she tried to accommodate to her youngest son’s obsession with animals and birds of all kinds. In this affectionate memoir, both amusing and sad, the wife of one of Winnipeg's best-loved mayors tells how the family adapted to Mark's passion for living creatures. His passion led eventually to his untimely death which was the catalyst for this mother's rememberance. Proceeds to be donated to the Humane Society, and to the Mark Norrie Memorial Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation, a fund which provides for a summer interpretive student at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Marketing Plans: speaking tour, advertising in Globe and Mail, Canadian Bookseller, ULS, Best in the West, and Prairie Books Now, local and national reviews. On-line book club guides. Great Plains accepts proposals for co-op, such as advertising, displays, and special events. Specialist Appeal: • Mothers and sons • Anyone with a love for animals • Anyone who has lost a loved one through tragic circumstance, especially suicide ISBN# 1-894283-635 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" Hard Cover, 112 pp, artwork • $24.95 BISAC subject category: Family Relationships/Nature/Animals Release date: May 2006

About the Author Helen Norrie has worked as a teacher/librarian in public schools in Winnipeg and has taught Children's Literature at the University of Manitoba. As the wife of Bill Norrie, mayor of Winnipeg from 1979-1992, she frequently has had to juggle commitments of her career with

that of her husband. Summers at Elephant Island, their summer get-away home in Lake of the Woods, have provided much-needed respite from political life. She lives with her husband in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Spring 2006 • GREAT PLAINS PUBLICATIONS


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