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A Season for Miracles (Dear Canada)

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A dozen stories from some of your favourite Dear Canada girls. These touching stories of Christmas offer a glimpse into each girl’s diary a year after the events of their original diary.
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published 2006 by Scholastic Canada
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Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love this series because these fabulous authors each use their own unique styles of writing to really breath life into the characters!The Dear Canada series also puts historic events in our nations History into a perspective that is easy for everyone to understand and actually enjoy learning about! I really enjoyed this collection of Christmas tales and how they took exerpts from all the best books. The one thing about this book is that it made me want to pull out the rest of my Dear Canada bo ...more
Jan 06, 2012 added it
This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any fan of the Dear Canada series.
"A Season for Miracles" is the perfect book for any fan of the Dear Canada series. I really enjoy reading this book, especially during Christmas time, as it allows me to once more experience my favourite characters stories. These are short stories (about 20 pages each) and each are a continuation of the stories previously in the series. They are set during the following Christmas from when their stories last left off.
Jenna Leigh
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is kind of a nice little book to read around Christmas. The stories aren't very in-depth, and unless you've got a super awesome memory you won't remember which book in the Dear Canada series each girl is from. It's still worthwhile to have it in your Dear Canada collection, just not very memorable.
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to read about Canadian history
A Season for Miracles is another book from the Dear Canada series, this time providing short stories about characters from previous Dear Canada books. It is a wonderful book to read, especially around Christmas time, and even more wonderful for Dear Canada readers who never wanted to say goodbye to their favourite characters.
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect book to read while travelling to and from work. Short, heartfelt stories about characters I have read about and some I am looking forward to reading. The Miracle theme was very well done and the lesssons were always clear.

A great inclusion to the Dear Canada series and a perfect read during the busy christmas period.
Meaghan Steeves
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collection of stories that got me into the holiday spirit. The best thing I can say about them is that they are written so well that even if you haven't read the diaries that preceded them (there was one among the collection I have yet to read), that did not matter because you felt like you knew these girls and the other characters based on the author's descriptions.
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really did enjoy this book, I love how they included 12 different stories from 12 different girls, to compare to "12 days of Christmas" it really is a great book to have during the christmas time! it makes you enjoy the Miracles Of Christimas! :)
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Twleve lovely stories that are continuations or extensions of previous Dear Canada books. Each are centred around a Christmas miracle.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book every year around Christmas time (or I try to)!
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it
It was fun to go back and read some short excerpts from the lives of girls I've already read about. It was a nice addition to the series as a whole.
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Loved to know what happened to the girls after the book was finished!
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
delightful seasonal stories, fun way to get into Christmas spirit
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Writer, columnist, and librarian Sarah Ellis has become one of the best-known authors for young adults in her native Canada with titles such as The Baby Project, Pick-Up Sticks, and Back of Beyond: Stories of the Supernatural. In addition to young adult novels, Ellis has also written for younger children and has authored several books about the craft of writing. Praised by Booklist contributor Haz ...more
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