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Miss G and Me is a daughter's memoir of her mother's journey from Jamaica to England to rural Saskatchewan. Through anecdotes, poetry, journal writing, and personal essays, Jennifer S. Wallace unfolds her mother's life story of being a black woman in a mixed-race marriage, working as a nurse in two countries, and mentoring women and children of different countries and backgrounds. Jennifer reflects on how Miss G’s experiences impact her family and connect others with their history and culture.
Manitoba-born John Hanlon was a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. In late November 1944, the frigate he was posted on was docked in St. John’s, Newfoundland. John decided he and some friends should cut down a few evergreen trees and stow them on the ship to surprise their fellow sailors on Christmas morning while they were at sea. On Christmas morning, they were in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean on their way back to Canada, when John and two friends brought the trees out of hiding. The other sailors on their ship were surprised and thrilled. They set about decorating the trees and celebrating Christmas. Other happy recipients of this unexpected Christmas gift were some small English children who were being transported to safety in Canada on another ship within their convoy. A tree was sent over to the children, on a line thrown between the two ships.
This award-winning children's book is about Hawkeye, a Tibetan Terrier raised in a place where dogs are bred and sold for profit. He and his brother Freddie are forced to leave the “puppy mill” and head out into a large, unknown world. Although scared at first, they manage to find a place to sleep and enough food to eat, for awhile. Then one day, two men come to the park where Hawkeye and Freddie are hiding. The men are carrying a net and Freddie is caught and taken away. Hawkeye’s life will never be the same.
Andrea doesn't want to go back to Moose Jaw – especially into the terrifying tunnels beneath its streets! But after agreeing to accompany her little brother, Tony, to visit their grandparents in Moose Jaw, she finds herself back in those dark tunnels with him. Soon, Andrea and Tony have both fallen back in time to the dangerous days of the 1920s and are caught in a scary scenario with a gang of criminals. Can they find their courage to expose the crooks for their dastardly deeds? And even if they can, will Tony and Andrea be stuck in the past forever?
This updated second book in the bestselling children’s adventure series features language that has been modernized since the book’s initial release in 2002. Readers and educators will also enjoy the addition of 10 black and white illustrations, Historical Notes, Useful Resources, Q and A with the Author, Discussion Questions, and You be the Writer sections.