Wood, Edgar Allardyce "Kerry

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Wood, Edgar Allardyce "Kerry

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Author, Naturalist, 1907- . Kerry Wood, also known as Nobby, began his writing career as a contributor to Edmonton and Red Deer newspapers. He has since produced 19 books; thousands of short stories, columns and articles; and hundreds of radio and televison programs. He has won Governor General's Awards for Juvenile Fiction for his books The Map-Maker (1955) and The Great Chief (1957) and was awarded the first Vicky Metcalf Award in 1963 for his sustained contribution to Canadian juvenile literature. He has also been recognized for his work as a naturalist, for helping to create 26 wildlife sanctuaries in Western Canada. The University of Alberta granted him an honorary doctorate of laws in 1969.

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