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Gwen Smid (born 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian writer of picture books.


Smid's first book, "Mary's Atlas: Mary Meets Manitoba", was published in 2008 by Peanut Butter Press, and secured a place on McNally Robinson's bestseller list for months. It depicts a young girl's exploration of Manitoba in search of the Golden Boy's lost torch. This was followed by 2010's "Mary's Atlas: Mary Meets Ontario".

Smid's articles have also appeared in sources such as The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen and various academic journals.

Smid's story, "Sand" was published in Inspiration Planet Earth: Our Natural Environment is Life, the Canadian Authors Association's 2011 anthology.

Personal life

Smid attended Providence College (Otterburne, Manitoba) from 1997–2000 and then attended the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) from 2000–2003. Smid earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. Smid is a high school teacher and author.

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