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In Memoriam: Farley Mowat
Lovers of the Canadian Arctic are mourning the death of Farley Mowat, the bearded, often kilted, Canadian writer whose 45 publications served as the voice for Inuit tribes and native animals of the Canadian north.
Hang on, little dog!
A tour of the world, fantastic adventure and spell-binding story, The Umbrella is a wordless picture book that shows the many inadvertent adventures of a black terrier, carried from the desert to the sea, jungle and North Pole, by a red umbrella. It's not just because of the spunky little dog that we love this latest picture book by artists and illustrators Ingrid and Dieter Schubert.
Built to Last
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built and explains their historical and cultural importance. Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages.
Eva Ibbotson 1925-2010
The celebrated Austrian-British author of The Star of Kazan and many other books for children and adults died at home in Newcastle on 20 October 2010. A delightful young adult adventure, The Star of Kazan twists and turns through Ibbotson's fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany. Ibbotson, a favorite writer for children, spent her early years in Vienna.