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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:50

Hannah and the Spindle Whorl By Carol Anne Shaw Ronsdale Press, 2010

Set in Cowichan Bay, Hannah and the Spindle Whorl is the story of a girl named Hannah who stumbles upon an ancient Salish spindle whorl in the woods close to her home. She soon embarks on an adventure of discovery as she learns the true origins of the spindle whorl and the people who lived in the area hundreds of years before. The reader is quickly enamoured with young Hannah's positive and quirky outlook as she...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:02

Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" has been the high water mark for me in the Sci Fi genre, so I was feeling some trepidation reading it once again because I enjoyed it so much when I was in University.  I hoped that I would like it as much now, as a more refined older reader.  Sometimes things you remember fondly from the past are better left there, such as when I watched an episode of "The Dukes of Hazzard" as an adult.  It was such a great show when I was younger, but watching it now......

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 21:05

Hannah and the Salish Sea
By Carol Anne Shaw
Ronsdale Press, 2013

Hannah and the Salish Sea is the sequel to the popular youth novel, Hannah and the Spindle Whorl (Ronsdale Press, 2010). It begins with Hannah preparing for summer holidays in Cowichan Bay, a small coastal village on Vancouver Island where she lives on a houseboat with her widower father.
The reader is instantly immersed in the lovable cast of characters we met in the first...