City Pictures

City Pictures

By (author): Shirlee Smith Matheson
ISBN 9781772030556
Softcover | Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
224 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

The sequel to Shirlee Smith Matheson’s critically acclaimed Prairie Pictures follows the main character, Sherri, as she is uprooted once again and forced to adjust to life in Calgary and get ready to start at yet another new school. Sherri is thrilled to instantly make a new friend in Sam, the girl next door. A year older than Sherri, Sam is happy to show Sherri how to dress and behave. Eager to fit in, Sherri follows Sam’s lead until she discovers that appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes, it is hard to tell what is genuine from what is phony.

About the Author(s)

Shirlee Smith Matheson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but has lived in over twenty different communities. Her own experiences of making new friends and leaving familiar things behind inform many of her stories. Shirlee is an alumna of the Banff Centre’s writing program and has published award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for adults and young people. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.


“Matheson deftly tells a compelling story and includes some basic lessons of life without being didactic. Not only is the setting real, but the characters are real, believable and likable, warts and all.” —Calgary Herald
“The author pays close attention to detail, and her discerning eye reveals intriguing mysteries in a girl's everyday life.” —Alberta Report
“[Matheson's] appreciation for the Canadian west is clear; she writes of the prairie landscape and of the people and their history with an insider's view. She also has captured well the rhythm and swing of a young girl's thoughts.” —Deridre Kessler, The Guardian, Charlottetown, PEI
"This is an excellent read, with characters you care about from page one. Readers already familiar with Sherri and her family from Prairie Pictures will enjoy reading more about her. The book is well written with references to up-to-date matters of interest to pre-teens." —Michele F. Kallio, CM Magazine