Pit Pony author Joyce Barkhouse dieshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/02/03/joyce-barkhouse-obit.html
Joyce Barkhouse, the Nova Scotia-based children's author who wrote Pit Pony, has died. She was 98.
So sad to hear. Pit Pony was a classic childrens book, and such a great story. Hey, it even launched the career of someone famous
I probably would have never thought that you could mine coal under the ocean...or that I would even be able to go into a mine under the sea (which you can do at the Glace Bay Miners Museum, Glace Bay, NS)
RIP Mrs Barkhouse
Article from Halifax newspaper on Barkhouse passing. Did not realize she was Margaret Atwood's aunt (Atwood is probably the most famous living Canadian author)...Seems they just expanded a little on the CBC/CP storyhttp://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/58758-pit-pony-author-joyce-barkhouse-dies