Author Archives: irenesroth

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.

The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, Illustrations by Sydney Snith (64)

This is another great picture book for kids.  The illustrations tell most of the story.  But the few words that are part of the picture book are etched as if on the hearts of the monk and white cat. The … Continue reading

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Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka (64)

This is another wonderful picture book that is as colourful as it is inspiring.  I am SO glad that I picked up this book from my local library.  What a great read! Tokyo lives in a small house between giant … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Flowers By Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith (63)

This is a picture book like no other than I have ever read. And readers of my blog know that I read and review a LOT of picture books for kids. This picture book is unique in that the story … Continue reading

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Newfoundland: Journey into a lost nation by Michael Crummey and Greg Locke (62)

This is another book by Michael Crummey!  I decided to go on a Crummey binge….LOL.  I just love his writing.  It is so melodic and it could pass for music lyrics. This book is no different. It is about Newfoundland–a … Continue reading

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Hard Light by Michael Crummey (61)

Here is a world of hard toil and cold weather. The stories are written with stoicism, grim humor, patient endurance and love. The islands seem bare and burnished black. It is hard to believe that the afternoon sun would catch … Continue reading

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Vancouver (60)

This is a wonderful travel guide to travelling in Vancouver.  I have always wanted to go to Vancouver, and not I have a guide for my travels. The guide is a very concise and conclusive summary of all the greatest … Continue reading

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She Dared: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades by Ed Butts (59)

History has often overlooked women.  Browse through any encyclopedia and it is obvious that the biographical sketches are overwhelmingly the stories of men.  It is as though women, with a few outstanding exceptions, have had relatively little to contribute in … Continue reading

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