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Buried Treasure

Fifteen year old Jesse is in trouble with the law. His mother was killed in a car accident a year ago and is father is cold and distant. To get him out of the city his father sends him to stay with is aunt and her family in a small port town on Lake Erie. Jesse’s job at his aunt’s, is to “babysit” his cantankerous grandfather, who has a strong streak of kleptomania and a store of... read more

Theories of Relativity

Published in France, the US and Canada Thrown out of the house by his mother, sixteen year old Dylan is living on the streets, trying to find his place in a dark, painful and complicated world. Excerpt: It’s going to be a long night. I dig Granddad’s hat out of my pack and put it on my head, pulling the ear flaps down against the damp, and begin to walk. A cop car slows beside me, a window rolls down... read more

Flying Geese

Awards 2003 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award nominee 2003 Silver Birch Award nominee 2004 Red Cedar Award nominee Margaret heard their cry first; a single, flat Honk, then others joining, filling the air with sound. She squinted into the late afternoon sun to see geese fly low over the Saskatchewan prairie in an orderly V-formation. Wings beat strong and heads strained southward, and summer... read more

Dear Canada: A Trail of Broken Dreams: The Gold Rush Diary of Harriet Palmer: Overland to the Cariboo 1862

After the death of her mother, Harriet Palmer is determined to find her father, who is chasing the gold dream in The Cariboo in British Columbia. To that end, she joins up with a group of The Overlanders to travel through prairies, swamps and mountains from Fort Garry to the gold fields of the Cariboo. Excerpt: August 24, 1862 I would not have believed it had I not tasted it myself, but skunk makes fine... read more

Dear Canada: To Stand On My Own

Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own: The Polio Epidemic Diary of Noreen Robertson. From Scholastic Canada In 1937, Noreen Robertson finds herself in the isolation award of the Saskatoon Hospital, stricken with polio. During many summers from the late 1800’s through to the late 1950’s parents were terrified their children would get the feared disease, infantile paralysis, or polio, a disease that... read more