Sheila Baslaw

Sheila Baslaw began writing children’s stories after a career in social work. Intrigued by the stories her parents told about growing up in a shtetl, she based Shmuel on her father's life as a Jewish child in Russia in the early 1900s. Sheila, in her nineties, lives in Ottawa. 

Books by Sheila Baslaw

An enterprising boy helps bring light to his shtetl and help his family in 1900s Eastern Europe.