Category Archives: Author from Winnipeg

Triumph Over Shyness by Murray B. Stein and John R. Walker (172)

There’s nothing wrong with being shy. The world needs some quiet, thoughtful and introspective people. These are people who don’t shoot off their mouths first and ask questions later or perhaps never. Shy people are also reluctant to intrude and … Continue reading

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The Flying Troutman’s by Miriam Toews (30)

This is a story that will keep you reading until you have the read the last word.  I just loved this book.  It is intriguing and wonderfully written. Hattie has just been dumped by her Paris boyfriend. Her sister, Min, … Continue reading

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The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire (240)

I decided to end this year by reviewing a few graphic novels. It is all in the name of fun. And rounding up this year is hard to do. So, I will end all my many book reviews with these … Continue reading

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In the Light of the Moon and Other Bedtime Stories by Sam McBratney (200)

I have one more picture book that I would like to review before the deadline! This is a super-cute picture book for kids of all ages.  It is an award-winning author too!  How cool! This book has literally been written … Continue reading

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The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas (186)

This story is a wonderful compilation of master story telling with vivid paradoxes which lie at the heart of a family. It is a story that all of us will be to relate to in some way. Liz, Aiden, and … Continue reading

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Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby by Maureen Fergus (158)

This is a wonderful picture book for kids that is at once enjoyable as it is funny. It will be a book that kids of all ages will want to turn to often. This is the third book in the … Continue reading

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Buddy and Earl go Exploring by Maureen Fergus (157)

This is a wonderful picture book for kids that is at once enjoyable as it is funny. It will be a book that kids of all ages will want to turn to often. This is the second book in the … Continue reading

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