Myrtle Rae Forberg Siebert

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About Myrtle

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Myrtle Rae Forberg Siebert's deep appreciation for books came during her childhood when she lived on the BC coast in a floathouse. There was no school and certainly no library. The only option was to take her lessons by correspondence, guided by her mother as the teacher.

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The Floathouse Series

These memoirs are the stories of her family.

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from Fjord to Floathouse

This is the story of Myrtle's Norwegian ancestors on the coast of British Columbia and the cousins she found in Norway. More…

Gundhild's Granddaughter

Myrtle's story tells of living on a floathouse as a child, taking correspondence lessons, and continues on land to the end of high school. More…

Lifelong Learning with friends and family

With a university degree and high school teaching certificate, Myrtle discovers a wide range of benefits and career options. More…

Float House Family Favourites

Myrtle's own recipes, illustrated with colour photographs, make an excellent source of tasty and healthy meals. More…


Shop For My Books

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You can order Myrtle's books:

  • from Red Tuque Books; or
  • ebooks online; or
  • from your favourite book store.

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from Fjord to Floathouse should be of great interest to those who are curious about the past, whether they are visitors to this area or people who relish traveling back in time through the joys of reading. — Frances (Munro) Money, B.A., Ottawa
from Fjord to Floathouse is an interesting, easy read. Your vivid descriptions bring people and places that you have written about clearly to the mind's eye. — Margaret Morrison, BSc., CFUW Writer's Workshop


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Updated: September 26, 2020