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The sale in Magook, no. 2

File contains a copy of Magook No. 2 (1977), which contains Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale."

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork relates to her books, including "Manfred the Unmanageable Monster," the Lorinda Dauphinee book series, "The Long Wait," "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour," "A House far from Home," and "The Worst Christmas Present Ever."

The gift : handwritten first draft

File contains the first handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's book "The Gift," later published as "The Best / Worst Christmas Present Ever," and a letter to Sandra Bogart, Acquisitions Editor at Scholastic Books.

The pen-pal : copy-edited version

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Pen-pal," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

Big little Jerome : Crackers magazine

File contains the Crackers magazine that includes Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," as well as a typed page with Wilson's original ending to the story, which was cut by Crackers and other anthologies in which the story appears.

The serpent's tooth : drafts

File includes three typescript drafts and two rewrites of page 7 from the short story "The Serpent's Tooth" by Budge Wilson.

Profile article for CANSCAIP newsletter : Tanglefoot

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's article on the Peterborough-based music group Tanglefoot, which she wrote for the CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) newsletter.

Mystery lights at Blue Harbour : copy edited

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour" and a letter from her editor at Scholastic-TAB Publications Ltd., Sheila Dalton. The draft is missing some pages and included pages are out of order. A note from Budge Wilson on one of the pages reads "pages missing may not have needed edit."

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork includes thank you cards and drawings related to her books, including Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "The Best/Worst Christmas Present Ever." The file also includes thank you letters from elementary school classes, including from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario, and a class list for an unidentified class and school.

Student letters to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards and letters from students and teachers to Budge Wilson relating to various school tours. The letters and cards include those from Lakefield Elementary School in Quispamsis, New Brunswick; Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario; St. Mary' School in Campbellford, Ontario; and Mariposa Elementary School in Mariposa, Ontario. The letters often discuss Wilson's children's books.

Sharon McCue : librarian extraordinaire

File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's article on Sharon McCue, a librarian for the Cree School Board in the James Bay region of Quebec, and a copy of the article as it appeared in "Children's Book News," Vol. 10, no. 4 (Spring 1988).

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards hand drawn and written by students, given to Budge Wilson on her school tours, including those from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario.
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