W.O. Mitchell





W.O. Mitchell

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born
in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
March 13, 1914

died
February 25, 1998

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William Ormond Mitchell was an author of novels, short stories, and plays. He is best known for his 1947 novel Who Has Seen The Wind, which has sold close to a million copies in North America, and a collection of short stories, Jake and the Kid, which subsequently won the Stephen Leacock Award. Both of these portray life on the Canadian prairies where he grew up in the early part of the 20th century. He has often been called the Mark Twain of Canada for his vivid tales of young boys' adventures.

In 1973, Mitchell was made an officer of the Order of Canada.


Average rating: 3.75 · 2,274 ratings · 122 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Who Has Seen the Wind
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,932 ratings — published 1947 — 16 editions
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How I Spent My Summer Holidays
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Jake and the Kid
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1961 — 8 editions
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Roses Are Difficult Here
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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The Black Bonspiel of Willi...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1993
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Since Daisy Creek
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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The Vanishing Point
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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Ladybug, Ladybug
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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According to Jake and the Kid
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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For Art's Sake
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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