Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, bestselling author of five YA novels, including The Worst Thing She Ever Did and Me and Me. Her books include two picture books featuring twins Violet and Victor and the Polly Diamond chapter book series. Kuipers’s work, translated and published in 34 countries, has won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the White Pine Award, and the Grand Prix de Viarmes. Born and raised in London, England, she lives in Saskatoon with writer Yann Martel and their four children.

Website: alicekuipers.com
Twitter:  @alicekuipers
Instagram: @alicekuiperswritingprompts

FESTIVAL BOOK

Always Smile

Teen Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. Then she was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Her diagnosis, doctors said, was one in 3.5 billion.

Carley died before her 21st birthday, but her memory lives on in the countless people she touched with her courage. In <em>Always Smile</em>, bestselling author Alice Kuipers weaves their stories with the blog Carley kept in the final months of her life. It shows Carley’s transformation from ordinary to extraordinary, and conveys her unforgettable rules for living well in the worst of times.
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<strong>Reviews</strong>
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<li>“Always Smile” — <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/alice-kuipers/always-smile/"><em>Kirkus Reviews</em></a></li>
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<strong>Videos</strong>
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<li>“Alice Kuiper and Riley Allison talk about the new book “Always Smile”” — <a href="https://globalnews.ca/video/5253788/always-smil"><em>Global News</em></a></li>
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Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Polly and her magic book, Spell, have all kinds of adventures together because whatever Polly writes in Spell comes true! But when Polly and Spell join forces to make the school fair super spectacular, they quickly discover that what you write and what you mean are not always the same. Filled with the familiar details of home and school, but with a sprinkling of magic, Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair will dazzle young readers.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<strong>Reviews</strong>
<ul>
<li>“Polly Diamond and the Super Stunning Spectacular School Fair” — <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/alice-kuipers/polly-diamond-and-the-super-stunning-spectacular-s/"><em>Kirkus Reviews</em></a></li>
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<strong>Videos</strong>
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<li>“Author Alice Kuipers – Polly Diamond and the Magic Book” — <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Gvnw8gIc"><em>YouTube</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Alice Kuipers

9 PM
Literary Death Match
Oct 16 @ 9 PM - 11 PM

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE
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10 AM
Tea & Sustenance: How They
Oct 19 @ 10 AM - 10:50 AM

Memorial Park Library, Alexander Calhoun Salon

1221 2 St SW
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