Susin Nielsen wins 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award

Susin Nielsen’s Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (Tundra Books) is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award, a readers’ choice program, which invites students to choose the best book from a shortlist. The Alberta-based program is designed to stimulate the reading interests of students in grades 4-7. Students and educators are invited to read exemplary Canadian literature, and then the students vote for their favorite book. This award program is for schools, libraries, and interested groups of students. This may include children who are being home-schooled or families who wish to become involved in reading good Canadian children’s literature.

About Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom:
Violet’s TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet’s mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet’s younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious. When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet’s mom can’t pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney.

Ages 11-14 | 240 pages | Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-88776-977-1 | Paperback ISBN: 978-1-77049-295-0 | eBook ISBN:978-0-88776-978-8