Morgan Nyberg was born in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1944 and grew up in farming country in southern British Columbia. After graduating from the University of British Columbia he worked as a labourer for a decade before finally settling into teaching. For most of the last 30 years he has lived abroad, teaching English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador, Portugal and the Sultanate of Oman. His first book, "The Crazy Horse Suite", a verse play, was performed on the stage in New York and was broadcast on CBC Radio. His memoir, "Mark", won the CBC Literary Competition. His first venture into book-length fiction, a children's novel, "Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army", won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Literature. Since then he has added a further children's novel, "Bad Day in Gladland", two mainstream novels for adults: "El Dorado Shuffle" and "Mr. Millennium"; and four volumes of the Raincoast Saga series: "The Fixer", "Since Tomorrow", "Birds of Passage" and "Medicine". He currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army
by Morgan Nyberg
This book is the winner of a major award for Children's Literature.
Young Galahad was raised in the South American jungle. But when his parents disappear he goes to live with his grandfather in a North American slum, where he encounters both evil and magic. It is up to Galahad to save the city.
The style of the book has been described as magic realism for children.
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