Cultivating Hope: Mr. Hiroshi’s Garden

Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

 Mr. Hiroshi's GardenAuthor: Maxine Trottier (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Paul Morin (on JOMB)
Published: 1999 Fitzhenry and Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1550051520

Dazzling light glows against darkening shadow as this warmly told memory of friendship and fortitude peeks into a dim chapter in Canadian history.

Other books mentioned:

For more information about the Japanese Internment of 1942-1945, visit Vanishing British Columbia, Canada: A People’s History, and Canadian Nikkei.

You can read about more of our favourite Canadian, Asian-themed children’s books in this essay by Andrea at Paper Tigers.

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Of Lapdogs and Legends: Biscuits in the Cupboard

Friday, August 1, 2008.

Biscuits in the CupboardAuthor: Barbara Nichol (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Philippe Beha
Published: 1997 Fitzhenry & Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0773759360

Packed with punchlines, puzzles, spookiness and spunk, these forty fabulous fur-filled poems keep our family scrambling for read-aloud dibs.

Pop over to The Well-Read Child for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

Macro, Micro and Moonlight: Yuck. A Love Story

Friday, December 28, 2007.

Yuck, A Love StoryAuthor: Don Gillmor
Illustrator: Marie-Louise Gay (on JOMB)
Published: 2000 Fitzhenry & Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0773732187

Enchanting moonlit expanses, snappy, intelligent narration and plenty of clever details turn the tiny personal experience of that awkward first crush into a sweeping, surreal adventure that feels almost as big as infatuation.

You can hear a JOMB chat with Marie-Louise Gay here.

You can read more about Stuart McLean here.


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