Posts Tagged ‘pets’

CanLit for LittleCanadians says "Cara's love for Mike is so deep that her anguish at being separated from him is palpable" in Missing Mike

June 5th, 2018

“With high summer temperatures and low precipitation predicted for the western provinces this year, there could be record wildfires again like the ones that imposed extensive evacuations on Fort McMurray in 2016. The circumstances of those forced evacuations and the tragedies and stories embedded within cannot be easily told or read but Shari Green, herself an […]

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“[Green’s] ability to convey complex emotions is on point: uncertainty, regret, nostalgia, loyalty, love, and friendship are palpable” says Quill & Quire in their review of Missing Mike

June 5th, 2018

“In Missing Mike, Vancouver Island-based writer Shari Green, known for her award-winning middle-grade verse novels Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, mines the dynamics of loss, change, and belonging when a family is forced to flee from encroaching wildfires…. The recognition of grey areas in life – and the attempts we make […]

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Missing Mike “is a touching, lyrical story” written in an “effortless and candid” style says Fab Book Reviews

“Canadian author Shari Green, author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novel-in-verse Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, returns with Missing Mike, a middle grade novel (also in free verse) about a young girl’s unbreakable bond with her rescue dog Mike and what happens to Mike, her family, and their community when a devastating, seemingly unstoppable wildfire hits […]

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CM Magazine calls Sun Dog “poetic…dreamy…interesting and unique…”

April 10th, 2018

“Kerbel’s poetic detail places the reader in a calm town on top of the world at a time before anyone else is awake and where the wind is lighter than a whisper….Del Rizzo’s textured illustrations in polymer clay pair incredibly well with the acrylic wash of the sky, creating a dreamy image of the midnight […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians says Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent “is a worthy addition to this…magnificent [collection]”

August 3rd, 2017

“…I’d join others in applauding Maurice the Magnificent’s performance but I think we should extend those accolades to Marie-Louise Gay who can do no wrong in her storytelling or illustrating. Her Stella and Sam books have garnered her many an award and nomination but her Princess Pistachio [collection] (this is Book 3) takes us from the world of imaginative play into the […]

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Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent is “An ode to children’s devotion to their pets and ensuing adventures” says Montreal Review of Books

July 12th, 2017

“Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent is Marie-Louise Gay’s third tale about a scheming little red-haired nutter named Pistachio Shoelace. An ode to children’s devotion to their pets and their ensuing adventures…With striking details (Dog snores like a frog with a cold), Gay captures the best and worst of pets…Gay’s charming pen, ink, and watercolour drawings are […]

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