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Adele Dueck
Box 152
Lucky Lake SK  S0L 1Z0


  • Born in Saskatchewan, Adele Dueck has never left for more than a short holiday. She grew up in small towns, but really got to know the prairies when she married a farmer. Together they raised five children, all of whom can drive tractors and are not afraid of cows. Though neither statement is true of Adele, she finds rural life influencing everything she writes. Her first publishing credits were humour columns in Western People magazine. As her children grew, she saw how few books for kids reflected rural life on the prairies, and decided to write her own. Though the initial draft of a novel is often painful, Adele finds the rewriting process much more fun than cleaning house. As long as that remains true, we can expect her to continue telling prairie stories to Canadian kids.

    Adele’s second historical novel with Coteau Books was published in May 2011. Racing Home is the story of twelve-year-old Erik who comes to Saskatchewan from Norway in 1908 with his mother, sister, and stepfather. Hoping to be a farmer one day, Erik was not prepared for building a sod house, breaking land with oxen, or dealing with horse thieves.


  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years


  • Racing Home. Coteau Books, 2011
  • The New Calf. Scholastic Education, 2007
  • Nettie's Journey. Coteau Books, 2005
  • Anywhere but Here. Red Deer Press, 1996


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  • Canadian Living
  • Coteau Review
  • Farm Woman
  • Grainews
  • Leader Post
  • Western People

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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