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Sarah Sawler

Sarah Sawler has 24 articles published.

Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick is an East Coast Musical Journey

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Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.

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Origin Story: George Elliott Clarke (Part 2)

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“Voices started to shout, ‘Preach it!’ ‘Testify!’ ‘You’re home now!’”

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Origin Story: George Elliott Clarke (Part I of 2)

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“That summer — 1975 — I started to write songs. I wrote four songs a day and I did that for two or three years.”

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Real Heroes Get PTSD

in #82 Winter 2016/Features/Fiction by

Lately, our literary detective-types have been showing some realistic signs of wear and tear. It can show up as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a lasting psychological disorder resulting from exposure to a harrowing experience, with symptoms that range from nightmares and flashbacks to memories that trigger muscle tension and increased heart rate.

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Full Speed Ahead is Full of Questions, Adventure

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It brushes over a range of serious topics, like immigration, mining history, geology and acceptance, without settling for too long on any of it — because more than anything, Lukins places her emphasis on telling an exciting tale.

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Pinny in Summer

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Pinny’s day meanders from one thing to the next as her whims take her on all sorts of small adventures — blueberry picking with friends leads to cloud watching, which inspires blueberry cake baking, which results in a windowsill visit from a seagull.

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Origin Stories: Gilbert Sewell

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For Sewell, stories are a way to share information, to pass on messages, to report on what is happening in the world now and explore the things that have happened in the past, so that we can apply those lessons to our present and our future.

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