The Little Coat: The Bob and Sue Elliot Story By Alan J. Buick Inspiring true story of a Canadian soldier, a Dutch girl, and the child's coat that joined them forever. Non-fiction. Honourable Mention, 2010 Hollywood Book Festival
Andrea and Tony go back in time again to 1920s Moose Jaw, this time on an urgent mission for their grandfather. After scary encounters with people wearing eerie hoods, the siblings vow to stop these strangers from carrying out their hateful plans. This updated, republished title looks at prejudice and racism in Saskatchewan’s past, and features 12 black-and-white illustrations, historical notes, and discussion questions.
Everyone has their own story, don’t they? It’s what makes us who we are.<br><br>The lives of four women form a bridge across time in the story of their desires, their choices, their families:<br><br>Anna wants a better life for her children.<br><br>Claire wants a connection with her absent father.<br><br>Sister Maria wants to honour God through service.<br><br>And Annie? Annie just wants to be heard.<br><br>A poignant story of family discovery—and the impact of the past.
Reginald Harrison grew up on a farm near the hamlet of Finnie, Saskatchewan during the Dirty Thirties. His interest in flying was heightened as he watched fighter pilots do loops in the sky above his family’s farm, training for the Second World War. Seeking adventure, Reg became an RCAF bomber pilot in England. During his service, he survived four crashes – none of which were his fault – and several close calls.
Reginald Harrison became one of the few Canadians in the famed wartime “Guinea Pig Club” after receiving reconstructive skin graft surgery. He was named an “Honorary Snowbird” by the renowned Canadian Forces’ aerobatics display team. He is a celebrated war veteran whose stories will captivate and educate readers from teens to seniors.
This book, written in Reg’s voice, shares his experiences growing up on the dusty Prairies during the Great Depression, then going off to war and surviving crashes and intense combat. Nicknamed “Crash” by a fellow airman, Reg Harrison would take that name to heart, proving that he could skillfully pilot a bomber, complete his missions, and survive numerous crashes and close calls. He would also become a gentle yet strong leader and an inspiration to his crew, other service personnel, and all who hear his amazing story.
This second volume of short stories by Dr. Gary Hoium shares more amusing anecdotes about the animals and humans he encountered over his 40 years as a veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice in southeastern Saskatchewan. Dr. Hoium’s wit and sense of humour are apparent as you read about more encounters, experiences, and adventures with animals and their human owners – all from his perspective as an “Animal Doc.” From his childhood days to his 2021 retirement, Dr. Hoium’s love of animals and humans is evident, endearing, and often downright hilarious. With a James Herriot-style of storytelling, Dr. Hoium spins even more tales of his work life while explaining, for example, why it is important to ask questions before buying a “used” rabbit; how a dog’s day is determined by smelly pants; and what a vet has to do when he runs out of dry clothes during a Prairie springtime snowstorm. No two days were ever the same. Whether they weighed ounces or over a tonne, each animal presented unique challenges, risks, and dangers. Some bite, some lick, some fight, and some kick. Heck, some of that is true of his human clients too!
Daryl Sexsmith's passion for wilderness and the canoe as a vehicle to explore that wilderness comes through loud and clear in this memoir of living and travelling on Canadian rivers, and the strong bonds forged between canoeing friends.
The arrival of spring 2020 held nothing but promise for the Jasken family. With plans for camping trips and yard upgrades, life was moving along as usual. But fate had other plans. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, their youngest daughter suddenly collapsed, plunging the family into a tumultuous world of fear and uncertainty—they were devastated to learn that the source of Sierra’s ailment was a failing heart. In the months to come, Sierra was surrounded by doctors and nurses, undergoing countless medical procedures in an unfamiliar city to give her another chance at life. Compelling and poignant, filled with wry humour and raw emotion, My Daughter’s Heart is the true story of a family’s journey through a life-threating crisis.