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Children’s Books Heal calls A Good Trade an “important book”

October 29th, 2017

“Alma Fullerton’s text is rich, spare and beautifully crafted. Her narrative is strong and lyrical as she shares Kato’s daily trip to get drinking water for his family…. This important book shows children how difficult life can be for kids living in war-torn areas and in drought….It addresses tough issues in a hopeful and age-appropriate manner and is an excellent […]

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A Good Trade nominated for Kentucky Bluegrass Awards

April 17th, 2014

Pajama Press is proud to announce that A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton and Karen Patkau has been nominated for the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Awards. A student  choice award program, the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards are open to all public and private schools as well as public libraries in the state of Kentucky. The program has […]

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A Good Trade reviewed by author Andrea Mack

February 28th, 2014

“This book is a good example of how spare language and imagery can highlight social issues in a way that young children can understand. I’d read this book again to study how the author uses words to create compelling images. The illustrations evoke a strong sense of atmosphere, as well as providing more to think […]

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Student-Made Book Trailer for A Good Trade

November 8th, 2013

While perusing the internet this morning, we came across a beautiful book trailer for Alma Fullerton’s picture book A Good Trade. Created by Sarah from Hugh Cairns V.C. School in Saskatoon, this trailer manages to perfectly capture the essence of this book. Take a look. We think her book trailer is quite impressive, and may […]

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School Library Journal features stories about children and war

September 16th, 2013

In a recent article titled “Lost Childhood,” School Library Journal contributor Kathleen St. Isaacs highlighted books “about child refugee experiences and children who’ve found safe havens, but have haunting memories.” The selections are “emotionally rich narratives, often with a political subtext.” They include two books published by Pajama Press: A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton, illustrated […]

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The International Educator reviews A Good Trade

May 23rd, 2013

“Something for the Young’Uns: Books with International Appeal” “A Good Trade, by Alma Fullerton. This is the story of Kato, a young boy growing up in a Ugandan village. His daily routine includes chores and a long walk at dawn to the water hole. One day, the routine is disrupted: an aid worker brings a […]

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