Category Archives: Author from Vancouver

Bloom by Elsa Schiaparelli (123)

I have read books by this author before. All her books are vibrant and inspiring, and this one is no exception. This picture book also has a few important lessons contained in it. I will discuss them below in turn. … Continue reading

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Raven’s Feast by Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) (117)

This is a most unique picture book. It’s about loving ourselves and accepting ourselves. These are great themes for kids of all ages, especially given our fragmented culture who keeps telling us that there is something wrong with us. This … Continue reading

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The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad (116)

This is a very touching and sad story. It’s a story that will be read and re-read by kids of all ages because of the powerful message contained therein. The story is about Phyllis. She has to go off to … Continue reading

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Dawn Flight by Kevin Locke (115)

This is a wonderful story for children with several important lessons. These lessons are important for children, given our culture where good virtues are made fun of and discarded. Although this is an Indigenous story, it can certainly be applied … Continue reading

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111 Places in Toronto That You Must Not Miss by Anita Mai Genua (103)

This book highlights how wonderful Toronto is and how many real live treasures there are, from fine restaurants, parks, recreational places, spas, and much, much more. Toronto is one of the most wonderful cities that I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Summer of the Horse by Donna Kane (102)

This is a memoir about a person who just loves the country life and horses. It is a wonderful story about one person’s absolute love of this wonderful, wonderous animal. It is one thing for a person to love horses, … Continue reading

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Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson (94)

This is a great story that is funny and yet moving. It’s not usually a kind of story that I like.  But this one really kept me glued to the pages of the book until I read the last word.  … Continue reading

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