Charis Cotter

Charis Cotter has 11 articles published.

Fitzpatrick’s Hannah Smart takes to the high seas

in #82 Winter 2016/Reviews/Young Readers Reviews by

Hannah is a funny, slightly goofball heroine with good intentions who has a talent for doing and saying the wrong thing. Her endearing clumsiness will keep readers laughing and cheering her on.

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The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story Showcases Finely Tuned Whimsy

in Fiction/Humour/Reviews/Young Readers Reviews by

The tiny sets and props are perfectly constructed to delight children and grownups alike.

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Jack and the Green Man

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Juicy bits of Newfoundland idiom (Jack’s head is “plimmed” with love ballads, and he and the giant are “drove cracked” by the grouchy eagle) and customs (a boil-up on the beach, mummers, a card tournament) are threaded through the books.

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Hannah Smart is back again

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This is a lively, funny series with a lovable heroine who keeps getting herself into impossibly wacky predicaments.

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Dora Russell captivates in Ahead of Her Time

in #80 Winter 2015/History/Memoir/Reviews by
Dora Russell Ahead of Her Time

Ahead of Her Time: Select Writings of Dora Russell, edited by her daughter, Elizabeth Miller, is a captivating mix of politics, humour and reflections on family life.

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Forrest brings spirituality into day-to-day living

in #80 Winter 2015/Memoir/Reviews by
Angel Lady of the Maritimes

Angel Lady of the Maritimes
by Karen Forrest
$19.95, paperback, 176 pp.
Pottersfield Press, 2015

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Horse sense

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Touch of Gold

A Touch of Gold
by Vivien Gorham
$12.95, paperback, 224 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, September, 2015

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