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William Bell


William Bell’s young adult novels have been translated into nine languages and have won a number of awards, among them the Manitoba Readers’ Choice Award, the Mr. Christie’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and the Canadian Librarians’ Association Award. He lives in Orillia, Ontario, with author Ting-xing Ye.

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Julian
Written by William Bell

Hardcover | 288 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Canada; Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-68205-3 (0-385-68205-0)

September 9, 2014 | $19.95

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Julian
Written by William Bell

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385682053
Our Price: $19.95
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An unusual mystery, a heartrending love story, this is an exciting plot-driven new book from leading Canadian YA author William Bell.
     Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by a deep well of self-reliance...

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Julian
Written by William Bell

eBook | 288 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Canada; Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-68206-0 (0-385-68206-9)

September 9, 2014 | $10.99



An unusual mystery, a heartrending love story, this is an exciting plot-driven new book from leading Canadian YA author William Bell.
     Fifteen-year-old Aidan has had more foster parents than he cares to remember. Careful to always keep his distance from those around him, and aided by a deep well of self-reliance...

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Fanatics
Written by William Bell

Trade Paperback | 304 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67027-2 (0-385-67027-3)

May 3, 2011 | $14.95

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Fanatics
Written by William Bell

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385670272
Our Price: $14.95
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A sequel to the very popular Stones, Fanatics is a thrilling story in which the past and present collide in terrifying, riveting ways.

Garnet Havelock has just finished his apprenticeship in furniture-making, and has found a workshop for his new business in an old coach house on the isolated estate of recently...

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Fanatics
Written by William Bell

eBook | 288 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67028-9 (0-385-67028-1)

May 3, 2011 | $9.99

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Fanatics
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385670289
Our Price: $9.99


A sequel to the very popular Stones, Fanatics is a thrilling story in which the past and present collide in terrifying, riveting ways.

Garnet Havelock has just finished his apprenticeship in furniture-making, and has found a workshop for his new business in an old coach house on the isolated estate of recently...

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No Signature
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67411-9 (0-385-67411-2)

March 11, 2011 | $9.99

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No Signature
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674119
Our Price: $9.99


NOTHING'S WORSE THAN NOT KNOWING.
"Wick" Chandler is obsessed with the past. When he sets out to find the father who abandoned him when he was seven years old, Wick begins a quest that brings revelations he never would have imagined--revelations that shatter the world he thought he knew. Award-winning author William...

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Alma
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67390-7 (0-385-67390-6)

February 11, 2011 | $7.99

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Alma
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385673907
Our Price: $7.99


Award-winning YA author William Bell’s Alma is the captivating story of a quiet girl who builds a friendship with a reclusive stranger.

Times have been tough since Alma’s father died and she and her mother had to give up their farm and move into town. Luckily, Alma can always retreat into the...

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Speak To The Earth
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67410-2 (0-385-67410-4)

October 29, 2010 | $7.99

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Speak To The Earth
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674102
Our Price: $7.99


"EVERYTHING'S CHANGED...EVERYTHING'S GONE BAD."
Fifteen-year-old Bryan Troupe is at first indifferent to the bitter dispute between loggers and "tree-huggers" that splits the community of Nootka harbour on Vancouver Island. But when a similar rift divides his own family and affects his relationship with his girlfriend, Bryan becomes relentlessly drawn into the centre...

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Forbidden City
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Fiction
978-0-385-67412-6 (0-385-67412-0)

October 15, 2010 | $9.99

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Forbidden City
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674126
Our Price: $9.99


Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing.  Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom.  Separated from his father and carrying...

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Zack
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67409-6 (0-385-67409-0)

October 15, 2010 | $7.99

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Zack
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674096
Our Price: $7.99


"But I don't look like a Jewish Negro or a black Jew. I look like a black. I am of average height, of average build, with wavy hair that I wear very short, and very dark skin. Talk about an identity crisis."

Ten years after Crabbe, Bell returns to the theme of...

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Stones
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Fiction
978-0-385-67408-9 (0-385-67408-2)

September 3, 2010 | $8.99

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Stones
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674089
Our Price: $8.99


Garnet Havelock was always a bit different from other guys. He never quite fit in and he was okay with that. Now, in his final year of high school, he’s just marking time, waiting to get out into the real world.

When a mysterious girl transfers to his school Garnet thinks...

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The Blue Helmet
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67230-6 (0-385-67230-6)

May 14, 2010 | $9.99

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The Blue Helmet
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385672306
Our Price: $9.99


Lee wants to be a Tarantula – a member of the biggest, most powerful gang in his neighbourhood. But when his initiation goes wrong and the police catch him robbing an auto supply store, Lee’s father sends him to live with his aunt in New Toronto.

Lee feels more lost than...

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Just Some Stuff I Wrote
Written by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
978-0-385-67229-0 (0-385-67229-2)

May 14, 2010 | $8.99

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Just Some Stuff I Wrote
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385672290
Our Price: $8.99


The award-winning author of Stones and Zack brings us a collection of original stories that will captivate teens as completely as his bestselling novels.

With these eight absorbing tales, acclaimed storyteller William Bell explores the highs and lows of characters struggling to belong.

In “Chumley,” a high school boy’s comical eccentricities mask his...

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Throwaway Daughter
Written by Ting-Xing Ye
Contribution by William Bell

eBook | pages | Seal Books | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-67350-1 (0-385-67350-7)

May 14, 2010 | $9.99

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Throwaway Daughter
Written by Ting-Xing Ye, Contribution by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385673501
Our Price: $9.99


A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones.
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Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a...

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Only in the Movies
Written by William Bell

Trade Paperback | 240 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-385-66769-2 (0-385-66769-8)

January 12, 2010 | $14.95

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Only in the Movies
Written by William Bell

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385667692
Our Price: $14.95
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When Jake Blanchard gets a job as a student set designer at the York School of Arts, it's an exciting first step towards realizing his dream of making movies. But soon enough he finds himself starring in a drama of his own creation. Nothing in Jake's life is the same after...

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Only in the Movies
Written by William Bell

eBook | 240 pages | Doubleday Canada | Juvenile Fiction
978-0-307-37437-0 (0-307-37437-8)

January 12, 2010 | $9.99

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Only in the Movies
Written by William Bell

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307374370
Our Price: $9.99


When Jake Blanchard gets a job as a student set designer at the York School of Arts, it's an exciting first step towards realizing his dream of making movies. But soon enough he finds himself starring in a drama of his own creation. Nothing in Jake's life is the same after...

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