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An old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. Until, one day, an unexpected visitor arrives. Waiting for the Whales illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child and celebrates the restorative power of the natural world. Originally published twenty-five years ago, this award-winning picture book is sure to enchant a whole new generation of reade
In this sweet coming-of-age story bound up in summertime fun, a younger brother discovers newfound resolve and joy, thanks to the encouragement of his older brother.
Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.
The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.
What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child's good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young "rejects" and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper?s mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper?s father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious,
Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
This touching narrative is seen through the eyes of Max, the young puppy who goes through some rough times before he finds a home with a family that meets all his physical needs and gives him lots of love. The simple text conveys the important message of responsible pet ownership.
Have you ever wondered about the role of trees in nature and their relationship to the rest of the environment? The author weaves the story’s other main characters--the sun, rock, earth, water, air, fire, animals and people—into scenic treed landscapes and brings them all to life through the use of lyrical prose. Each character in turn claims ownership of the trees, but the trees have the final say. Scientific details in both the text and illustrations depict the natural beauty of our world.
Penny loves peanuts more than anything else in the whole world! ôBut why?ö she wonders. It isn't until her curiosity takes over and leads her to make some really interesting discoveries, that she realizes the real reason why she loves peanuts so much.