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German's papers include diaries and research materials, such as photographs and maps, which he used as a basis for his fiction. Fonds also includes his research and manuscripts for works of non-fiction.
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Historian and writer of books for children, Tony German was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1924. His historical adventure novels successfully combine an extensive knowledge of history with personal narrative, introducing young people to the richness of Canada's history through interesting reading. The Tom Penny series, in particular, has brought him much praise. His novels have been translated widely and adapted for film. German received The Ottawa Citizen Award for non-fiction in 1991 for his history of the Canadian Navy, "The Sea Is at Our Gates". German's active participation in Ottawa's literary scene - in particular, his volunteer work for associations and events such as the Ottawa Valley Book Festival - has earned him a reputation as a key figure in Ottawa's literary community.
1. Littérature de jeunesse Archives.
2. Children Literature Archives.
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