Joyce Barkhouse named to Order of Canada

Congratulations to Nova Scotian author Joyce Barkhouse who was recently named to the Order of Canada. Author of the acclaimed Pit Pony and other works, Joyce Barkhouse was also the recipient of the First Ann Connor Brimer Award in 1991 for “outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Atlantic Canada” and was named to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2007. Pit Pony was made into a CBC-TV movie by Cochran Entertainment (1997), won three Gemini Awards, and became a 44-episode TV series.