Category Archives: Author from Alberta

Rising by Sharon Wood (97)

This is a beautiful and totally absorbing story full of courage and resilience. True to its title, Rising is much more than just a  story about climbing. Its an ascent in so many ways. In 1986, as part of a … Continue reading

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Does Canada Own the Arctic? The Argument For and Against by Simon Rose (143)

There are two sides of the debate of whether the Arctic is owned by Canada. In this book, the two sides are examined in detail. The book is written for kids of all ages. I can see this book used … Continue reading

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Little Yellow House by Carissa Halton (141)

This is a wonderful book about how one can live in a poor area with a lot of crime around you just because you like a house and think you can create a home out of it. This book showed … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day by Jill Foran (87)

This is another book that will qualify for the mini-challenge for this month in the Canadian Book Review Challenge.  I will be reading and reviewing a few such books over the next week. This is another children’s book about Remembrance … Continue reading

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Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World by Trina Moyles (66)

This book belongs in a cannon of food studies. The testimonials in this book are inspiring and will capture the reader. It transported me into the world of the author in a way that I can’t remember another author doing. … Continue reading

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Ya Ha Tinda by Kathy Calvert (20**)

This is a book about celebrating 100 years of Canadian Government’s only working horse ranch. It is a book like no other I have seen or read. It is a new book, and it is one that I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah (15)

This is a great story by a great story-teller.  I was enthralled by this writer, as I usually am! The story is about Chrysler Wong who has spent her entire life in Spring Hills, a rural Alberta town filled with … Continue reading

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