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Par Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives…in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
Par Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the…Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during…the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
Par Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the…top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
Par James Reaney. 1983
A trilogy of three controversial plays, 'Sticks & Stones', 'St. Nicholas Hotel' and 'Handcuffs', telling the story of a generation…of Irish settlers to Canada. A secret society organizes their massacre at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers. Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario, in 1844. 1983.
Par Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded…commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
Par William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes. 1993
A dramatic comedy about a family divided exactly in half by a shipwreck. Each half contains one parent, one twin…son and one twin slave. Their attempts to become reunited cause many mistaken identity mix-ups and are complicated by the father's impending execution if he does not produce a ransom. 1993.
Par Matt Jackson. 2004
In 1997, Matt Jackson quit his job, strode to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise, and began…his journey. His plan was to hitchhike across Canada, expecting the trip to take three months - but didn't arrive in Newfoundland until three and a half years later. It's a good, old-fashioned road tale. 2004.
Par Andrew H Malcolm. 1985
Par Charles Gordon. 1997
In the summer of 1996, Charles Gordon and his wife Nancy packed up the family car and drove across Canada…and back. Gordon writes of the places they visited, the animals and other bizarre creatures they met, and the situations they found themselves in during the three month journey. 1997.
Par Christopher Moore, Janet Lunn, Bill Slavin. 2002
A coast-to-coast tour of Canada, examining the history and geography of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, filled with little-known…facts and fascinating stories. Includes highlights of great historical moments, information about government and industries, and portraits of memorable men and women. There are also recipes for delicacies like Caribou Chilli, lists of the people who have gone over Niagara Falls, and things that people have seen in Lake Okanagan. For grades 4-7. c2002.
Par Drew Hayden Taylor. 2007
A consortium of German developers arrives at Otter Lake Reserve with an offer: they want to improve the local economy…with the creation of "OjibwayWorld", a Native theme park. Designed to attract European tourists, it instead causes personal and political divisions within the local community, as well as hilarity. 2007.
Par E Nesbit, William Shakespeare. 1997
Ten of Shakespeare's plays retold in simple language. Nesbit compiled the collection after a visit to the poet's home with…her children. She encouraged them to try reading some of the original plays, only to be told the writing was too difficult to understand. This volume includes Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, and Othello. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1997.
Par James Laxer. 2006
In 1604, a small group of migrants fled political turmoil and famine in France to start a new colony on…Canada's east coast. Their roughly demarcated territory included what are now Canada's Maritime provinces, land that was fought over by the British and French empires until the Acadians were finally expelled in 1755. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian today is elusive, and while their community, centred in New Brunswick, is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Tina Packer. 2004
Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays retold as stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest,…Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. Includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Sid Marty. 1999
Sid Marty presents a collection of true Rock Mountain tales drawn on his own memories and those of friends and…former colleagues. Among his subjects are: the old guide who built a staircase up a cliff; the stranded snowshoer who was rescued between rounds of beer in a Banff tavern; the man who catered to hungry grizzlies; an opinionated packrat with a gift for larceny; and a horse named Candy whose heart was as big as a stove. 1999.
So, you want to be Canadian: All About The Most Fascinating People In The World And The Magical Place That They Call Home
Par Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorensen. 2004
Long known as funny, charming and peaceable, Canadians are beloved the world over for their enlightened social policies and their…willingness to bring the beer. This essential guide features amazing Canadian inventions, great moments in Canadian history, and pointers on how to eat, drink, dress and apologize like a Canadian. 2004.
Par Stephen King. 1999
Screenplay for a TV miniseries. General store owner Mike Anderson recounts what happened when a blizzard struck Little Tall Island,…Maine, and Andre Linoge arrived for a horror-filled visit. Eighty-year-old Martha Clarendon was the first to see the stranger, and he killed her with his wolf-headed cane. Some violence. c1999. Uniform title: Storm of the century (Motion picture)
Par R. Michael M'Gonigle, Wendy C Wickwire. 1988
"Stein" explores the Stein River watershed in British Columbia. Recording its history, and of the Natives who first lived and…left their ancient art there, it also encompasses the ecological, anthropological, and cultural aspects of the area. The authors discuss the preservation of the Stein from logging, and champion the return to the land by local Natives. 1988.