Dundurn Press is thrilled to congratulate our author Gina McMurchy-Barber on winning the 2021 Silver Birch Fiction Award for her stellar middle grade novel The Jigsaw Puzzle King.
Praised by Lost Boy author Shelley Hrdlitschka as “a beautiful, engaging story about loving people exactly the way they are,” The Jigsaw Puzzle King sensitively tells the tale of eleven-year-old Warren who is flip-flopping between trying to fit in at a new school and being the protective brother of Bennie, who has Down syndrome.
The Silver Birch award is part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program. Find out more about the program here.
Gina McMurchy-Barber is the author of Free as a Bird, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Peggy Henderson Adventure Series. Gina lives in Surrey, BC. Read more here.