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Gina McMurchy-Barber

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Gina McMurchy-Barber is an award winning Canadian author. Her books are favourites with teachers and librarians looking for stories that will touch the heart. Her latest book, The Jigsaw Puzzle King, was the winner of the 2021 Silver Birch Award and is nominated for three more awards in 2022. It's the story of 11 year old Warren coming to terms with how society judges his brother who has Down syndrome. Anyone with a family member with any kind of exceptionality will relate.

Gina's archaeology adventure series brings history to life. Themes include First Nations, building the railroad, fur trade, Vikings and more.

Gina's other passions in life include animals (she was a research assistant in Borneo with Birute Galdikas, studying orangutans),
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Gina McMurchy-Barber It's hard when you're a teen because you really just want to be like everyone else. But when you have a family member in your life who is exceptional …moreIt's hard when you're a teen because you really just want to be like everyone else. But when you have a family member in your life who is exceptional for one reason or another it's hard to be "just like everyone else." When I was young this was how I felt. Sometimes I distanced myself from my sister who had Down syndrome, other times I was like a tiger and tore into anyone who was disrespectful or ignorant in how they treated her. In the end I learned not to care what other people thought about Jane or me. Life got a whole lot easier after that.(less)
Gina McMurchy-Barber Quite honestly, when ideas are not coming I turn to my higher source, God. Then listen.
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Free as a Bird

4.16 avg rating — 431 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Jigsaw Puzzle King

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Reading the Bones (Peggy He...

3.55 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Bone Deep (Peggy Henderson ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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A Bone to Pick (Peggy Hende...

3.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Broken Bones (Peggy Henders...

3.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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When Children Play: The Sto...

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Peggy Henderson Adventures ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 2 editions
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015 — 2 editions
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“Every one of us is like the pieces of a puzzle. Each one unique and with our own special place where only we can fit, and without every one of us, the picture wouldn’t be complete.”
Gina McMurchy-Barber, The Jigsaw Puzzle King

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“Every one of us is like the pieces of a puzzle. Each one unique and with our own special place where only we can fit, and without every one of us, the picture wouldn’t be complete.”
Gina McMurchy-Barber, The Jigsaw Puzzle King




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