In 1980 with The Trouble with Princesses, which retells stories about Northwest Coast princesses and compares them with old world European princesses, she won the Canada Council Childrens Literature prize (the forerunner of the Governor Generals Award for English Language childrens Literature) She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980. In 1996 she produced a novelty book about how to read your cats personality based on its astrological sign.In 1998 Christie received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding literary career. After this in her mid fifties she decided to try her hand at a work of fiction. In 1820 shortly after her father's death she relocated to Kingston, Upper Canada (Now Ontario) to live with family. called to her and she that in the province until 1945. Doris became involved with the Local Womens Institute and in turn in the history of her community. She became a teacher at junior and senior high school where she inspired students to be creative in their writings.
She also used her own writing skills to produce books for young adults and children as well as professional books for teachers.In 1975 she received the Vicky Metcalfe Award for her writingse Ryerse.Born February 1798 Port Ryese, Upper Canada (Ontario) Died London, Ontario March 19, 1882. In 2000 her book Menace and Mischief won the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award. In 1998 she earned the Prime Ministers Teaching Award as an outstanding and innovative teacher.Currently retired she is enjoying writing her next books and travelling to provide learning and author sessions at schools and libraries across Canada.