Gwen Smid

Gwen Smid

Wakefield, QC

Gwen Smid is the author of the Mary’s Atlas Canadian provinces picture book series; a McNally Robinson bestseller with over 7000 copies sold.

Check out the Mary&;s Atlas books, and zip and zoom with Mary, a mischievous, yet particularly practical girl with a magical atlas. Marvellous critters -- such as a flying bison and a talking loon -- help Mary as she explores various Canadian provinces. Created to delight and educate young readers, the Mary&;s Atlas picture books serve as an excellent educational tool to foster a love of Canadian geography, history, and environmental issues.

Gwen has partnered with hundreds of students in fun activities such as in-school readings, workshops, and Skype sessions. Her books have served as the inspiration for grade-specific projects and penpal opportunities. She looks forward to working with your students!

Gwen Smid’s award-winning writing has appeared in anthologies, newspapers, and academic journals. With her husband and two wee daughters, Gwen lives in Wakefield, Quebec, Canada. The Smids like to canoe, puzzle over Star Wars puzzles, and read lots and lots (and lots) of books.

In order to feel rested, Gwen drinks copious amounts of tea and often throws her alarm clock out the window. She has select tea cups for select days, and she has lots and lots (and lots) of alarm clocks.

Please check out the picture books she’s reviewed on her Mary’s Atlas site.