Posts Tagged "11-13"

Goodbye Buffalo Bay by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Alberta, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Summary: Attending a residential school in Buffalo Bay from ages nine to thirteen, Lawrence learns to make himself small and is ‘encouraged’ to forsake his Cree heritage. Fortunately not all of the adults in his life abuse their power, and one Sister helps foster in him a love of read, writing and learning. When he gets out of school at last, Lawrence is plunged into an adult world, taking whatever job opportunities come along. As he begins to see more of Canada and proves himself as a valuable worker, his desire to travel expands and he dreams of future opportunities and...

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The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records by Colleen Sydor

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Book Reviews, Manitoba | 0 comments

Summary: Obsessed with breaking a world record, Lee McGillicuddy makes attempts on several different records unsuccessfully. After the latest attempt gives him sunstroke, Lee remains more determined than ever, forcing himself to walk the Manitoba Marathon, a thirty-five kilometre journey. Despite his failures, Lee is hopeful, until he comes to the abrupt realisation that some people are born talented as opposed to having to work to put their names in the record books. He becomes discouraged, but encouragement from his friend Rhonda (call me Ron) ends up leading to a situation that will test...

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