Posts Tagged "Prince Edward Island"

Rink of Dreams by Nancy L. M. Russell

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: Living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, a town that is dedicated to its hockey teams, Gary McDonald is a thirteen year-old hockey player hoping to make the local Bantam AAA. A farm team called the New Mexico Snow Dogs moves to Charlottetown, but the small community paired with the team’s overall lack of skill means ticket sales are not meeting the owners’ expectations. One player named Dmitri, however, is headed for stardom in the NHL, but his problems with the Russian Mafia require that he turn to Gary and his family for help. In the midst of all of the drama,...

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Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: The second book in the Emily novels, Emily Climbs follows Emily Byrd Starr through her high school years in Shrewsbury living with her Aunt Ruth. Forced by her Aunt Elizabeth to give up writing fiction while she attends school, Emily focuses on climbing the Alpine path by trying to get her poetry and non-fiction works published. Emily feels the sting from Ruth Dutton’s constant barbs and the stream of rejection letters, but her self-confidence remains strong and ultimately buoys her dampened spirit. Some success in the publishing department gains her respect from her family,...

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The Green Gables Detectives by Eric Wilson

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: Liz Austen is in Prince Edward Island for a baseball tournament, but playing sports doesn’t keep her from participating in a Green Gables murder mystery event. When what was fictional turns horribly real with the death of Miss Martin, the woman playing Marilla, Liz and her new friend Makiko from Japan are on the case to find the murderer. But for all her smarts even Liz can be fooled, and she must quickly piece things together before serious harm comes to her and her friends. Number of Pages: 142 Age Range: 12-13 Review: The Liz and Tom Austen Mystery books was another series...

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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: Siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help on their farm, Green Gables. But instead of a boy, a spirited, red-headed, orphan girl named Anne Shirley is waiting at the train station when Matthew arrives.  Matthew brings her home despite the mix-up, and Anne quickly finds a place in both of their hearts with her bumbling yet earnest and ultimately endearing ways. Anne’s gradual growth into an accomplished young woman brings Marilla and Matthew more joy than frustration, and in the end it is clear that this unlikely trio has become a family. Number of...

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War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: Jacob is looking forward to going to George Jones seminary for Boys in Uganda with his friends Tony and Paul, but on their first night there the students are abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA claims they have God on their side and that they are fighting for Uganda, but they are forcing children to be soldiers and leading them down a path of violence and lies. Jacob lives in hope that his father will rescue him, but when it becomes clear help isn’t on the way, he decides he and the family he has created in the midst of the horror around them are going...

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