The Crazy Man

This free-verse narration of twelve year old Emaline, intertwines the emotional lives of a seriously injured girl, a runaway father, an overwhelmed and dazed mother, and a man who is released from a mental hospital to work on the farm. Everyone in this 1960's Saskatchewan community is challenged to change is this touching book that captures both the wide, lonely prairies and the closed minds central to the tensions in this story. Honor Book for Older Children, 2006.


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