At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY

 

 

A redhead and her dog

August 10th, 2021

As Kateri O’Leary tries to get her rescue dog, Belle, ready for the Show Dog ring, life keeps getting in the way in Ucluelet-based Shirley Martin’s Kateri O’Leary and the Show Dog Scene (‎Self-published $9.95), for 8 – 12 year-olds with illustrations by Helena Crevel. Kateri’s family has money troubles, her absent-minded mom causes major mix-ups, and her pet mouse is sulking. She can’t keep up with school work, has a fight with a friend, and a bully named Clive is a thorn in her side. On top of it all, Belle, a Red Setter is an escape artist. Martin’s first children’s title in this series was Kateri O’Leary and the Computer Mouse (‎Self-published, 2019) about a missing pet mouse. She is currently working on a third Kateri O’Leary title. For more information, visit: www.shirleymartinwrites.com

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