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

 

 

War pen pals

July 27th, 2021

In her historical, middle-grade novel Dear Peter, Dear Ulla (Thistledown Press $12.95) Barbara Nickel crafts a child’s eye view of WW2 through the exchange of letters between two cousins who have never met in person – Peter in a Mennonite Saskatchewan community and Ulla in Nazi-occupied Danzig. Illustrations throughout the book represent drawings that Ulla creates and sends to Peter with her letters depicting things she sees such as battleships and explosions, and things she wishes for, like cakes to eat. The story uses humour and empathy to relate stories of complex cultural and moral issues. 9781771872171

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