We Found Our Thrill: Berry Magic

Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

Berry MagicAuthor: Teri Sloat & Betty Huffmon
Illustrator: Teri Sloat
Published: 2004 Alaska Northwest Books
ISBN: 0882405764

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Glowing with warm, earthy colours and generously adorned with animal friends, industry and magical chanting, this simple celebration of creativity and appreciation is pure joy.

Interview with John Himmelman

Monday, March 5, 2007.

John HimmelmanMark speaks with author, illustrator and naturalist John Himmelman about the turtle that inspired Tudley Didn’t Know, how penpalling a favourite aunt grew into a love of writing, the challenges of being married to your editor and about breaking his own rules.

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Waiting at The Door to Unger: Knock 1

Saturday, March 3, 2007.

The Door to UngerKendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers was the first gift left by our family’s tooth fairy. That magical and magnificent book made hard-core Kendra fans of our entire family.

Although our girls insisted that a sequel was just a lost tooth away — four teeth later we are still waiting….

…So, to sweeten the suspense, we thought we’d check in from time to time with author Lee Edward Fodi to see how that long awaited sequel, Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger, is coming.

In this first knock at The Door to Unger, Mark talks to author Lee Edward Fodi about the success of Kendra Kandlestar, the pros and cons of various publishing alternatives and the exciting announcement of a November 2007 publication date for Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger.

Be sure to catch the rest of the Waiting at the Door to Unger series.

Intolerance and Intrigue: Victor and Christabel

Friday, March 2, 2007.

Victor and ChristabelAuthor: Petra Mathers
Illustrator: Petra Mathers
Published: 1993 Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0679930604

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Packed with colour and captivating character, this modern fairy tale whisks us through the darkness of domination, the sweet spell of infatuation and the prison of our own limitations — then leaves us chewing dreamily on the issues it presents.

Sadly, this is another wonderful book which has fallen out of print. I hope your library has a copy.

Read more about The Dream of Saint Ursula here. See the original sketch here.

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