Monthly Archives: July 2013

Animal Masquerade by Marianne Dubuc (12)

This is a GREAT children’s book!  The readers will be filled with awe and intrigue reading this bedtime story! When all the animals are getting ready for a party, the reader will be sent on a real journey of intrigue … Continue reading

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Passion Scandal: Great Canadian Love Stroies by Barbara Smith (11)

I don’t usually like books like this and I don’t take them out of the library to read.  But this book was unusually well done and very well-written. The stories kept me glued to the pages and I found myself … Continue reading

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I Await the Devil’s Coming (10)

Mary MacLane was born in Winnipeg in 1881.  She had a genius and ambition like few women during her time. Prairie women are apparently not as feminine or beautiful as most women.  They are weathered and solid.  That may be … Continue reading

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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott (9)

This is a GREAT novel by a Canadian author who was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize!  What a triumph!  But it is not surprising given what a wonderful story-teller she really is!  I was glued to the … Continue reading

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How Does the Government Work? By Ellen Rodger

This is a GREAT children’s book about how the Canadian Government works.  It is quite a complicated system and it is best for kids to learn all about it in one read. This book talks about parliament, Canada’s history, how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Killed the Grand Banks? (7)

This is a GREAT book about a Canadian author who is alerting us to the dangers of avoiding problems in the Grand Bank waters.  The Grand Bank waters have changed dramatically, and probably permanently. Alex Rose urges us that we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Canada’s Natural Resources by Carrie Gleason (6)

This is a real gem of a book about Canada’s natural resources. I was astounded by some of what Canada has to offer all of us. For instance, did you know that parts of your computer come from deep in … Continue reading

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Another wonderful Book by a Canadian Author (5)

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes By: Kamal Al-Solaylee This is a true story about life in the modern Middle East, one which will empower and inspire readers. In the 1960’s, Kamal’s father was a wealthy property owner in Aden. But … Continue reading

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A GREAT Picture Book for Kids (4)

When We Go Walking By Cari Best Illustrated by: Krysten Brooker This is a wonderful picture book for kids by a gifted writer and Canadian illustrator from Alberta, Canada. What child doesn’t enjoy gong for a walk? But what child … Continue reading

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Book Review on “My Book of Life by Angel” by Martine Leavitt(3)

This is a wonderful book by an award-winning Canadian author.  The book is written in a unique style and it promises to captivate young readers. The topics covered in this story are serious ones that older teenager will be able … Continue reading

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