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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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Barkhouse tells the story of young lighthouse keeper Sara

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This lively tale provides a realistic depiction of both the loneliness and isolation that the lighthouse keepers faced.

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Rayner’s Black Water Rising tackles environmental activism

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The book highlights the fact that there are often no easy answers and no clear-cut heroes and villains.

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Abigail’s Wish Creates a Stirring Historical Portrait

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Gloria Ann Wesley highlights the Birchtown colonists’ daily struggles to make ends meet as well as the strong sense of community that Abigail’s family and her neighbours shared.

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Rebecca North’s Story of Fatherly Love

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This sweet and simple tale is a heartfelt celebration of the bond between a father and his young son.

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Maud: A Fictional Glance Into the Life of L.M. Montgomery

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A work of historical fiction that gives us a glimpse into the life of PEI’s literary matriarch

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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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