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Too Young to Fight
Priscilla Galloway
0773731903
Aug 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Galloway (Snake Dreamer) and 11 other Canadians, most of them authors of children's books, share their recollections of growing up during WWII. Taken together, the pieces evoke the leisurely feeling of stories shared around the family dinner table. The most memorable moments come through in the details: Janet Lunn discusses her desire to hide her grandparents' German names; Dorothy Joan Harris describes the rising tensions in the late 1930s in Japan, where her father was an English professor, that finally drove the family to Canada, as well as her inability to reconcile the stories of "ferocious" Japanese soldiers with the kindness she had known there; Jean Little writes of the "War Guests," British children sent to Canada to keep safe during wartime. In one of the book's most poignant passages, filmmaker...


Hockey Sweater
Roch Carrier
0887761747
September 1985
Paperback
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Review
“….not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.”
Toronto Star

Review
??.not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.?
?Toronto Star

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Boxing Champion
Roch Carrier
0785737057
May 1993
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2-- Spring has come to the Quebec town of Ste. Justine, and the ice is melting, so all the boys put away their hockey sticks, take out boxing gloves, and have a go at one another. Young Roch reluctantly joins in, and is easily beaten. Over his mother's short-lived objections, he sends away for muscle-building equipment, works out in secret for a year, swaggers into the ring next spring, and is once again instantly defeated--but the prettiest girl in class sprinkles wildflowers on him. Ah, life is wonderful. The choppy, individual voice amplifies the story's humor, and the illustrations are appropriately energetic, featuring busily colored rooms, crowded scenes, and extravagant gestures, often seen from directly above or some other quirky angle. Autobiographical? Perhaps not, but strong senses of time...


Hockey Sweater
Roch Carrier
0887761690
March 1994
Hardcover
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Review
“….not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.”
Toronto Star

Review
??.not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.?
?Toronto Star

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Hockey Sweater
Roch Carrier
0833568450
Sept 1985
Hardcover
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Review
??.not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.?
?Toronto Star --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at...


Floralie, Where Are You
Roch Carrier (Editor)
0887845126
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
With the starkness of a medieval tale, this second novel takes us back in time to the wedding night of Floralie and Anthyme.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Flying Canoe
Roch Carrier
0887766366
November 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6–This Quebecois folktale has all the charm, humor, and characteristic spark of Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater(1984), TheBoxing Champion(1991), and The Basketball Player(1996, all Tundra). "So you don't think that a birch bark canoe can fly?" With this challenge, this adventure begins. On New Year's Eve in 1846, 11-year-old Baptiste is working in an isolated logging camp in the dead of a frigid Canadian winter alongside several lumberjacks. They find themselves overcome with homesickness, and climb aboard a flying canoe that will transport them home for the holiday. Readers are instantly drawn into a past world, when "rivers were the roads." The author's unique slant on historical detail rings loud and clear, and the unusual action will make this book appealing to a broad audience....


The Garden of Delights
Roch Carrier
0887845134
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
An entertaining tale of good and evil in a backwoods Quebec village.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
Roch Carrier
0864923325
January 2004
Audio
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From AudioFile
Roch Carrier's THE HOCKEY SWEATER, set in Quebec of the 1950s and originally written in French, is one of Canada's most beloved children's stories. It manages to give voice to two great divides: between French and English Canada, and between childhood and adulthood. Certainly U.S. readers will find many of the references utterly baffling, but that's not an inherent weakness in the stories. Rather, the flaws are in these dramatized readings, which only occasionally do justice to Carrier's humor. More often they are spoiled by mumbling, ill-chosen voices and too many ambient sound effects. D.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
The title story, about...


The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
Roch Carrier
0887840787
November 1979
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Roch Carrier's THE HOCKEY SWEATER, set in Quebec of the 1950s and originally written in French, is one of Canada's most beloved children's stories. It manages to give voice to two great divides: between French and English Canada, and between childhood and adulthood. Certainly U.S. readers will find many of the references utterly baffling, but that's not an inherent weakness in the stories. Rather, the flaws are in these dramatized readings, which only occasionally do justice to Carrier's humor. More often they are spoiled by mumbling, ill-chosen voices and too many ambient sound effects. D.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
The title story, about...


The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
Roch Carrier
0864923333
January 2004
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
Roch Carrier's THE HOCKEY SWEATER, set in Quebec of the 1950s and originally written in French, is one of Canada's most beloved children's stories. It manages to give voice to two great divides: between French and English Canada, and between childhood and adulthood. Certainly U.S. readers will find many of the references utterly baffling, but that's not an inherent weakness in the stories. Rather, the flaws are in these dramatized readings, which only occasionally do justice to Carrier's humor. More often they are spoiled by mumbling, ill-chosen voices and too many ambient sound effects. D.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
The title story, about the Quebec boy who is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs...


La Guerre, Yes Sir!
Roch Carrier
0887846262
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
La Guess, Yes Sir! is a wedding, a funeral, and best of all, a full company of Carrier's joyful, blaspheming, vigorous characters.

About the Author
Roch Carrier was the director of the Canada Council from 1994 to 1997 and is now the National Librarian of Canada. He lives in Ottawa and Montreal.


Lady with Chains
Roch Carrier
0887845118
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
In nineteenth-century Quebec a woman plots the murder of her husband after the death of their child. After brewing a poison, she is arrested, denounced as a witch, and in a devastating conclusion, released from her terrifying obsessions.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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