YA books

Maureen Garvie has published four books for younger readers and those who never get old: Almost Invisible, Lake Rules, Amy by Any Other Name, and a historical tale, with Mary Beaty, George Johnson's War.

What's "Amy" in Italian?

Catia Argirò, a 24-year-old young woman from Italy, writes:

I graduated in Literary Translation at the University of Pisa last May and for my final thesis, I focused on young adult literature. I chose your Amy by Any Other Name as a work to be translated into Italian.

I translated the whole work, even if I put only some chapters in my thesis in order to get my Master's degree. I also did a linguistic analysis of the difficulties I found during the translating process.

Now, having finished my studies at university, I would like to propose the Italian translation of Amy by Any Other Name to some Italian publishing houses.

I really appreciated reading and translating Amy by Any Other Name. I think it's a nice story not only for young readers but also for those people who enjoy reading fantasy novels, like me.

Maureen Garvie, author

I was born in Kingston, Ontario, and grew up beside the St. Lawrence. I moved first to London, ON, and then to Toronto and finished my education with masters, teaching, and library degrees. Then I moved to New Zealand and for 12 + years worked on farms and in libraries, taught English and drama, and had a great life. My daughter, Leila, was born there.

In 1983 we moved back to Kingston, where I worked as book review editor for the Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper. I've taught writing at Queen's University and I am a copy-editor with McGill-Queen's University Press.



A Literary Mystery

Withdrawn from Circulation. Kingston, ON: Cowdy House


Books for kids and young adults

Almost Invisible. Toronto: Groundwood
George Johnson's War, with Mary Beaty. Toronto: Groundwood
Lake Rules. Toronto: Key Porter
Amy by Any Other Name. Toronto: Key Porter/Kingston: Minerva

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