Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Frances Backhouse

May 23rd, 2024

Owls are remarkable creatures known for their exceptional vision in low light, acute hearing, silent flight, and ability to rotate their heads backward. Primarily nocturnal, they are often heard rather than seen. Author Frances Backhouse’s Owls: Who Gives a Hoot? (Orca $24.95) for ages 9-12 uncovers the mysteries of these elusive birds and their crucial ecological roles. The book explores the 19 species found in Canada and the United States, from the small elf owl to the large great horned owl. It also introduces the scientists, activists and young people dedicated to preserving these iconic birds for future generations. 9781459835290

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