You will be relieved to live in 2010 after reading this harrowing tale of historical fiction set in rural England near Stonehenge in the mid 19th century.
Fifteen-year-old Pell Ridley leaves her home to avoid a wedding to an uninspiring man, hoping instead to find work with horses. Her youngest brother accompanies her and when he goes missing with her one possession, a beautiful white horse, Pell begins her determined search for him.Categories: Reviews
Manitoba-based Karin Adams is the author of Lights! Curtains! Cows! and No TV? No Fair!, both available at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Humour and a kid-centered universe are the essential ingredients in her books. Karin's favourite stories remain those she read as a young(er!) person. Join us at McNally Robinson Grant Park on May 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the launch of No TV? No Fair!.
The best thing about being a children's writer is that my favourite pastime (reading children's books) and my research (reading children's books) are one and the same. I am currently re-discovering the works of Judy Blume, children's author extraordinaire. As a reader, it's been great catching up with "old friends" like Peter Hatcher, Margaret Simon, and Sally J. Freedman (as herself, of course). As a children's author, I've spent some time thinking about why Blume's books are so beloved and enduring. Here's what I've come up with so far:Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors
The Manitoba Book Awards 2010 were presented on April 25 and in the Young People's categories the following were selected from a very strong field:
McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People Award (Younger Category)- Timmerman Was Here by , published by Tundra Books.
McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People Award (Older Category)- Puppet by , published by Tundra Books.
Since the event's inception in 1989, during which a single award (the McNally Robinson Book Award) was presented, the Manitoba Book Awards (formerly the Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards) has grown to feature 13 categories. Nominees and winners are selected by jurors drawn from across Manitoba and Canada.Categories: Reviews
In Instructions, gives you everything you'll need to know on your journey through a fairyland and back again - how to get through the wild wood and past the giants, and how you should always remember your manners.
Trust your heart,
and trust your story.
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Will Grayson lives by two simple rules, 1. Don't care too much, and 2. Shut up. This is made very difficult by the fact that his best (and only) friend is Tiny Cooper, who, while he might not be the gayest nor the largest teenager ever, is certainly very gay and very big. will grayson, on the other hand (different person, same name, distinguished by no capital letters) dislikes everything in general, including his best (and only) friend, but excepting his almost-boyfriend Isaac whom he's never met offline. The two Will Grayson's lives collide one chilly night in Chicago, culminating in new friendships, romance, and - I can't say it any better than the cover flap's summary - "the epic production of history's most fabulous high school musical."Categories: Reviews, New Releases
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