His Awards

These are the awards that he has won.

Air Canada for Most Promising Writer under 35, Canadian Authors' Assocation 1981; Ontario Youth Award, International Year of the Youth Committee of the children's literature   Children's Choice awards, International Reading Association, 1986, for I Want to Go Home!, and 1987, for Our Man Weston; Markham Civic Award for the Arts, 1987; American Library Association (ALA) Editors' Choice and Best Book citations, 1988, for A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag; ALA Best Book citation, 1991, for Losing Joe's Place; Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 1992, for The Zucchini Warriors; Junior Library Guild selection, and "Our Choice" book citation, Canadian Children's Book Center, both 1992, both for The Twinkie Squad.