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Rebecca Grambo
Box 910
Warman SK  S0K 4S0

306-931-8523

 

Bio

  • Rebecca L. Grambo is the author of 26 nonfiction books for adults and children as well as innumerable magazine articles. She wrote a regular natural history column for Acreage Life emphasizing the intricate stories behind everyday sights. Her award-winning book titles include Lupé: A Wolf Pup's First Year (Canadian Science Writers' Association Science in Society Award and Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book of the Year) and The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (shortlisted for five Saskatchewan Book Awards including Book of the Year and winner of the Publishing Award.) An accomplished speaker and teacher, Ms. Grambo provides highly entertaining and very accessible readings, talks, and workshops for audiences ranging from Grade 1 students to seniors' groups, and from visual artists to field biologists. Her underlying message in all presentations is the importance of curiosity and lifelong learning.

Genres

  • Non-Fiction » General Non-Fiction, History—Local, History—Regional, Natural History

Publications

  • The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis. Nature Saskatchewan, 2007
  • Digging Canadian History. Whitecap Books, 2006
  • Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon. Firefly Books, 2005
  • Lupé: A Wolf Pup's First Year. Whitecap Books, 2004
  • Digging Canadian Dinosaurs. Whitecap Books, 2004
  • Wapusk: White Bear of The North. Heartland Books, 2003
  • Borealis: A Polar Bear Cub's First Year. Whitecap Books, 2003
  • Is That Robot Really My Doctor?. Kidsbooks, 2001
  • Animal Kingdom. Kidsbooks, 2001
  • The Kids' Nature Question & Answer Book. Kidsbooks, 2000
  • Eyes on Nature: Birds of Prey. Kidsbooks, 2000
  • Eyes on Nature: Dinosaurs. Kidsbooks, 2000
  • Seasons in the Rockies. Whitecap Books, 2000
  • Bear: A Celebration of Power and Beauty. Sierra Club Books, 2000
  • Eagles (World Life Library). Voyageur Press, 1999
  • Mountain Lion. Chronicle Books, 1998
  • Weird Science. Kidsbooks, 1998
  • Amazing Animals: Claws & Jaws. Kidsbooks, 1998
  • Amazing Animals: Families. Kidsbooks, 1998
  • Eagles: Masters of the Sky. Voyageur Press, 1997
  • Amazing Animals: Eyes. Kidsbooks, 1997
  • Amazing Animals: Colors. Kidsbooks, 1997
  • Amazing Animals: Hunters. Kidsbooks, 1997
  • Amazing Animals: Defenses. Kidsbooks, 1997
  • The Nature of Foxes. Greystone Books, 1995

Workshops Offered

  • From Brain to Page
    • Group Size:
      • 10-15
      This beginning- to advanced-level creative writing class will give you lots of brainstorming ideas — perfect for those dreaded essay assignments — and help you find starting points for expressing your thoughts. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry or song lyrics, you’ll enjoy and benefit from this workshop. We’ll look at choosing words to tell your story and learning to describe objects, people, places and emotions. Educational and energizing!
  • From Thought to Story
    • Group Size:
      • 10-15
      This beginning- to mid-level writing class will show you how to take one of your ideas and develop into a full-fledged story. We will be talking in fiction terms but this is definitely suitable for non-fiction writers as well. You will learn how to develop characters, locations and plots. If you have an idea for a story but don’t know what to do next or have started to write a story and become entangled in its meshes, this is the workshop for you.
  • Write Tight and Other Good Writing Habits
    • Group Size:
      • 10-15
      This beginning- to mid-level writing class will teach you practical writing skills that can make your writing better and more enjoyable for both you and your readers. I’ll show you how to wrestle down those unruly compound sentences, take some of the purple out of your prose, and deal with that horrifying first sentence on a blank page. We’ll talk about essential research techniques essential , discuss internet resources and pitfalls, and look at note taking techniques that make life easier.
  • Writing Non-Boring Nonfiction
    • Group Size:
      • 10-15
      Designed for the beginning- to advanced-level writer, this workshop is all about writing factual information in an entertaining and readable way. No academic, textbook, dry as dust prose allowed! We’ll discuss how to take a topic — assigned or chosen — and find new, interesting ways to write about it. We’ll look at how brainstorming and outlining techniques can lead to better story-telling and how research run amok can sometimes be a good thing.

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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