Lost in the Backyard
(Orca Book Publishers, 2015)
*Silver Birch Award nominee 2016
*Ontario Library Association Best Bets Award 2016
*Hackmatack Award nominee 2016-17
*Diamond Willow nominee 2016
*Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA), Young Adult Notable Book 2016
*Red Cedar Award nominee 2016/2017
*Surrey Schools' Book of the Year nominee 2016-17
*Ottawa Public Library selection for One School, One Book Project 2016- 2019
Flynn's walk in the woods leads him to being lost in the wilderness. Can half a stick of gum, some lichen and a handful of snow sustain him until he's rescued? And will he live long enough to recharge his phone?
VOYA "...a satisfying tale of a young man’s personal growth."
Booklist Online "A book that will grab many, including reluctant middle-school readers."
CM Magazine "Highly recommended for those who love adventure and the outdoors [and] readers who just want a quick exciting read."
Kirkus Reviews “Flynn is a 13-year-old with a cocky attitude, eyes that are quick to roll and a flip brashness. The insights he gains during his three-day adventure as he is injured, faces wild animals and becomes hypothermic are satisfying.”