Heartbreak and Happiness: How Smudge Came

Friday, January 12, 2007.

How Smudge CameAuthor: Nan Gregory
Illustrator: Ron Lightburn
Published: 1998 Red Deer Press
ISBN: 0889951616

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How better to understand our common humanity than to peek at the inner world of another — and find it so like our own? Soft, coloured pencil illustrations and sparse, personal narrative relate a poignant story of love and loss, freedom and frustration, heartbreak and, in the end, happiness.

Other books referred to in this podcast: Dr. White

Rivetting Respect: A Poppy is To Remember

Friday, November 10, 2006.

A Poppy Is To RememberAuthor: Heather Patterson
Illustrator: Ron Lightburn
Published: 2004 North Winds Press
ISBN: 0439967864

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Softly spellbinding words and illustrations relay the story behind the poem “In Flanders Fields” and the commemorative wearing of poppies. Our girls are mesmerized by this book.

PS. I found this in this Monday’s Star: Wearing Poppies Brings Questions.


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