Monday, February 16, 2009

Beyond the Ordinary and more

Genre: Short Stories

Title: Beyond the Ordinary….and more

Author: Haley Adams, Kirsten Bussiere, Leslie Crone, Michael Gertenschtein, Kanishk Goomer, Cletus Kim, Andra Popescu, Annecy Spencer, Guy Tzizis, Emily Wang, and Grace Xie under the direction of Emily-Jane Hills Orford.

Beyond the Ordinary….and more, is a collection of short stories written by young Canadians; stories that depict their history, their delightful ancestry, and some famous Canadian heroes and heroines.

This reviewer cannot give enough praise to these talented young people and their most generous and extraordinary mentor, Emily-Jane Hills Orford. Written in the first person voice of grandfathers and great grandfathers, great and great-great grandmothers, great grandfathers, mothers and fathers, the stories are filled with heartfelt emotion. Haiku and poetry written from a much older soul, than the physical age of the poet, and excellent historical accounts of some of Canada’s famous people and animals will fill the reader with delight.

The colours of a
Sari all swirling around
Impossible to
Tell one dye from another
The colours of my Grandma
The colours of a Sari by Kanishk Goomer pg. 11

Colours of a history, colours of a country and colours of Canadians all swirl around, impossible to tell one from the other: The colours of Canada. Well done my young friends, I shall look for much more from you in the future. Beyond the Ordinary, indeed!
Five out of five stars-Highly Recommended by reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews

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Title: Beyond the Ordinary….and more
Author: Student members of Association for Bright Children, Ottawa Region
Publisher: Baico Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-897449-45-5
Pages: 91
Price: $12.95 CDN

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