Posts Tagged "Puffin Books"

Shadow in Hawthorn Bay by Janet Lunn

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Connected to her cousin Duncan in a way she can’t explain, Mary hears him call to her from his home in Upper Canada all the way at her home in Scotland. Mary wastes no time in finding a way to book passage to Canada, but when she finally gets there she finds the news is too terrible to believe – Duncan is dead, and her aunt and uncle have already gone back to Scotland. Alone in a country she doesn’t understand with neighbours who are helpful but don’t believe in things like fairies and ghosts and having second sight, Mary decides to work and save money for...

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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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Run by Eric Walters

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Book Reviews, Nova Scotia | 6 comments

Summary: Fourteen year-old Winston’s bad behaviour at home and at school has his mother at her wits’ end. Following a suggestion from the police officer who brought Winston home from his latest runaway attempt, Winston’s mother sends him to live with his father for a bit. About to leave on a trip to Nova Scotia to follow a lead on a story, Winston’s father takes Winston along. It’s 1980 and it turns out the story is about a young, unknown man named Terry Fox who is on the cusp of changing the country and perhaps Winston too. Number of Pages: 236 Age Range: 12-14...

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