I’ve just come out of a week-long fog caused by a nasty flu bug that has been circulating and am just beginning to feel (somewhat) normal. Being saddled with the flu is like spending weeks planning for a party only to have that annoying neighbourhood kid show up and ruin everything. He wrecks all the [...]
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It’s the night before Halloween and I really should be reviewing another spooky tale or other frightful fare but ever since I received a review copy of Mable Murple by Sheree Fitch and illustrations by Sydney Smith (ISBN: 9781551097886, Nimbus Press, 2010), I just can’t pass her freckled purple face without her calling to me: [...]
It would be an understatement to say I spook easily. I am the person squealing out loud in movie theatres when the serial killing monster pops out from behind the door and I am jumpier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! Even when I know something is coming I can’t [...]
I just finished The Nine Lives of Travis Keating by Jill MacLean (ISBN: 9781554551538, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008) on the train this morning and the story left me thinking. (Cover Image Copyright@2008 Fitzhenry&Whiteside) After the loss of his mother to cancer, Travis and his Dad decide to conduct an experiment and move for a year [...]