Described by CM Magazine as “By turns, heartbreakingly tender and slapstick funny”, The Manager was also recently shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC). It was earlier selected for inclusion in the CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens publication.
This is Caroline Stellings’ fifth project with CBU Press, including the best-selling Malagawatch Mice and the Church that Sailed.
Stellings is also an accomplished artist and illustrator. She lives in the Hamilton area, in the small community of Waterdown, Ontario.
The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the city’s published authors. The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in three categories including fiction, poetry and non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas.
Since its founding, the Hamilton Arts Council has worked to strengthen the role of the culture in Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. They advocate, mediate and communicate for the role of the arts in Hamilton’s social and economic development.
An award-winning author and illustrator of books for children and young adults, Stellings’ The Contest won the ForeWord Book of the Year Award and, along with The Malagawatch Mice and the Cat Who Discovered America, was a finalist for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice award.