Search Results: "Geoffrey Canada"


BOOK REVIEW

CANADA by Richard Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"At the start of the novel's coda, when Dell explains that he teaches his students 'books that to me seem secretly about my young life,' he begins the list with The Heart of Darkness and The Great Gatsby. Such comparisons seem well-earned."
A great American novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1995

"A dose of strong medicine for a society locked into death on the installment plan."
Part memoir, part social treatise, a wholly sobering view of inner-city violence and the codes surrounding it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Useful, at most, as a very basic primer in the reality lived by today's boys; that such an elementary consciousness-raising may be needed, Canada can't be faulted for. (Author tour)"
A call to assist boys in their treacherous journey to adulthood rings briefly with truth. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 1992

"Great reading that Canadians as well as folks south will welcome."
Sparkling description of Canadian cities and villages by world-class travel-writer Morris, author of Hong Kong, Venice, The Matter of Wales (her present home), and many others. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

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HEY CANADA! by Vivien Bowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Still, for armchair tourists, a broad if rosy picture of our neighbor to the north. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Arrays of small color photos, cartoons and occasional comic-book pages provide visuals for a young traveler's lively if superficial account of a quick province-by-province drive across Canada. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 1965

"And his analyses of the political machinations of the late Maurice Duplessis and the past censorship tactics of Quebec's clerical hierarchy are pointedly Set against the younger generation's mood of rebellion, exemplified in part by the avant garde work of Marie-Claire Blais and the existentialist concerns of John Buell."
With these notes on certain aspects of Canadian culture, most of which appeared originally in The New Yorker, Edmund Wilson performs like someone taking rabbits out of hats. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >

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A DAY IN CANADA by Per-Henrik Gürth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Simple details and animal characters will attract the youngest lapsitters, who may want to try some of the activities depicted, even if they can't do them in the specific Canadian environs described. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gürth adds to his series of books about Canada with this look at time. Read full book review >

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MAKING CANADA HOME by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An astute educator or parent can use this book to start important conversations about Canada's history and its people. (timeline, immigration laws, statistics, further reading, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada, Hughes traces the history and impact of immigration in the country. Read full book review >

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CANADA YEAR BY YEAR by Elizabeth MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Both revelatory and entertaining, though not without its gaps. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In anticipation of Canada's 2017 sesquicentennial, a breezy year-by-year survey of its history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 1992

"Unlike most of Richler, largely for Canadians; for a look at Canada that's more accessible to those south of the border, try Jan Morris's O Canada (p. 307)."
Quebec-born Richler (Solomon Gursky Was Here, 1990, etc.) undertakes a backgrounder to that province's independence movement, with several large flashes of illuminating absurdity about the passionate Quebecois. Read full book review >