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Jurassic Heart
3.91
I enjoyed this one a lot, partly because of my sheer glee in the premise. I like the fact that Anna Martin's characters appear to inhabit the real wor...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
 
Swimmers
4.00
I'm a sucker for the slow reveal, and Amy Bright does it well here. The narrative structure and third person point of view lets the pieces of the plot...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
 
Ryan's Mom is Tall
3.33
A nice idea for a concept book (opposites) about same-sex parents, but pencil crayon style art doesn't thrill me as a general rule, and the artistic c...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
Monicka's Papa Is Tall
2.00
A nice idea for a concept book (opposites) about same-sex parents, but pencil crayon style art doesn't thrill me as a general rule, and the artistic c...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
Wings of a Bee
3.29
Very well written, but this seems much more like an adult's retrospective perpective than a kid's--and not just because it takes place in an era of Co...more
Dec 23, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
 
Children Of Christmas
3.93
Cynthia Rylant writes a great short story--but these are more likely to appeal to adults than to kids.
Dec 05, 2008
Dec 05, 2008
 
The Unexplained: A Haunted Canada Book
3.71
This one's actually a reprint of the 1994 anthology The Unseen, but with a shiny new cover and title.
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
House Held Up by Trees
3.90
Gorgeous, but I am not quite sure who the audience is for this one--more adult appeal than kid appeal.
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
 
The Outlander
3.66
If you want the CanLit landscape-as-character, here it is in spades. But the premise and the setting is what grabbed me. Set in the early 1900's, a yo...more
Sep 2007
Aug 15, 2007
 
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
4.24
Four stars for the pictures, but two for the awkward verse.
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
 
The End of East
3.18
Two very typical CanLit features here--landscape as a character and metaphor (Vancouver's Chinatown, in this case), and a healthy dose of despair. I w...more
Sep 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
Banff Springs: The Story of a Hotel
3.50
I read the 2007 edition of this book, which does not appear to be listed. Lots of interesting info, but a bit verbose in style. Sadly, there was only...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
4.03
Embarassingly, it took me the first third of the book before I realized it was a sequel to both Tithe and Valiant. It brings both books together nicel...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
The Hindi-Bindi Club
3.44
Comparisons to Amy Tan are inevitable here--think The Joy Luck Club with East Indian families, but not with quite the same depth and skill. Still, thi...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
The Flight of Michael McBride
3.80
A great fusion of the historical west and fairy tale fantasy. I could tell it was one of the author's earlier books, though--it was a pretty linear, u...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
4.21
I was a bit disappointed in this one; it was not quite as good as The Lies of Locke Lamora. None-the-less, lots of high adventure, pirates, and tricke...more
Sep 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3)
3.80
It's hard to beat Mercedes Lackey for light, escapist fantasy, happy endings guaranteed. It made a great holiday read, and I'm always a sucker for cle...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
Cowboys and Coffin Makers: One Hundred 19th-Century Jobs You Might Have Feared or Fancied
3.11
Not bad, but an odd focus on American history from a Canadian publisher.
Dec 27, 2007
Dec 27, 2007
 
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses (Olivia)
4.22
None
not set
Oct 21, 2012
 
Regarding the Trees: A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets
4.18
None
Jan 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
Lullabies for Little Criminals
3.91
None
May 2007
Jun 07, 2007
 
Spirits That Walk in Shadow (Chapel Hollow, #3)
3.89
None
Nov 2008
Nov 02, 2008
 
Emma, Vol. 01
3.80
None
Sep 2007
Sep 30, 2007
 
Emma, Vol. 02
4.04
None
Oct 2007
Sep 30, 2007
 
Emma, Vol. 03
4.09
None
Oct 2007
Sep 30, 2007
 
Perfect Circle
3.83
None
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 15, 2009
 
Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past
4.16
None
Aug 2007
Aug 09, 2007
 
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
4.21
None
Jan 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale
3.81
None
Jan 31, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
100 More Afghan Squares to Knit
3.81
None
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
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