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Editado: Oct 26, 2011, 2:46pm

Hi. I was invited to have a look-see at this group and thought it was really neat. I actually have Canadian Fiction as a category for my 11 in 11 challenge as I have so many Canadian books and have paid little attention to them until now. Of course, I have more than eleven books so this group will fit my needs nicely!
I will first work on reading the books that I personally own and then go on to the books I have always meant to read at work ( I run a school library), so this is a nice way to be motivated to get a better look at the non fiction in the library. I will list all the books I have read so far starting this year.

create your own personalized map of Canada
or write about it on the open travel guide

The plan is to read at least ten books about each province from the collection at work, supplemented by things I can find at the local library and at the Gutenberg Project.

Editado: Nov 3, 2011, 10:33pm

British Columbia

1.Opposite Contraries by Emily Carr (Some grumpy non-fiction for Emily Lovers).
2. Chasing the Moon by Penny Chamberlain.
3. My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling.
4. Haida by Jennifer Nault (Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture)
5. Caged Eagles by Eric Walters.
6. The Elders Are Watching by David Bouchard.
7. Returning the Feathers :Five Gitxsan Stories by M. Jane Smith.
8. West Coast Chinese Boy by Sing Lim.
9. The Japanese Canadians by Roy Ito.
10.Hey Nostradamus by Douglas Coupland.

Editado: Oct 26, 2011, 2:33pm


1. Dream Catcher by Stella Calahasen.
2. Kalila by Rosemary Nixon.
3. Ticket to Curlew by Celia Barker Lottridge.
4. Wings to Fly by Celia Barker Lottridge.
5. Alberta: Provinces and Territories by Wendy L. Mathieu.
6. Tangled in Time by Lynne Fairbridge.
7. Skateway to Freedom by Ann Alma.
8. Dream Catcher by Stella Calahasen.
9. When the Spirits Dance by Larry Loyie.
10. As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie.

Editado: Oct 31, 2011, 11:24am


1. Jenneli's Dance by Elizabeth Denny.
2. The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter.
3. Dust by Arthur Slade.
4. Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat.
5. Out of Place by Eli Mandel.
6. Butter Down the Well by Robert Collins.

Editado: Oct 19, 2011, 1:54pm


1. Coming to Canada by Carol Shields.
2. The Canadians: E. Cora Hind by Carlotta Hacker
3. The Accidental Orphan by Constance Horne.
4. My Mother's Ghost by Margaret Buffie.

Editado: Ago 28, 2012, 12:54pm


1. Unless by Carol Shields.
2. Essex County by Jeff Lemire.
3. A Cold Night For Alligators by Nick Crowe.
4. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam.
5. A Bushel of Light by Troon Harrison.
6. Stolen Child by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.
7. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
8. Willow and Twig by Jean Little.
9. Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders.
10. The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn.
11. Little Voice by Ruby Slipperjack.
12. The Keeper and the Crows by Andrea Spalding.

Editado: Ago 28, 2012, 12:53pm


1. I Like Who I Am by Tara White.
2. Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner.
3. Still Life by Louise Penny.
4. The Sleighs of My Childhood by Carlo Italiano.
5. The Historic District of Old-Quebec by Leia Tait.
6. Dark Spring by Kathy Stinson.
7. A Perfect Day For Kites by Monique Corriveau.
8. Dead Cold by Louise Penny.
9. Danger in Disguise by Mary Alice and John Downie.

Editado: Oct 25, 2011, 1:34pm


1. Georgie's Present: Tales of Newfoundland by Miss Brightwell.
2. Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major.
3. L'anse Aux Meadows by Carol Koopmans.
4. The Red Ochre People by Ingeborg Marshall.

Editado: Oct 20, 2011, 11:51pm

New Brunswick
1. Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum by Mary Huestis Pengilly.
2. Kings Landing by Wayne Barrett (I wonder if the Huestis house belonged to Mary's family?)

Editado: Oct 20, 2011, 11:25am

Prince Edward Island

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
2. My Island Pictures by A.L. Morrison.

Editado: Oct 20, 2011, 3:41pm

Nova Scotia

1. The Birth House by Ami McKay.
2. The Halifax Disaster by Ernest Fraser Robinson.
3. Fortress of Louisbourg by John Fortier.
4. Run by Eric Walters.
5. Old Town Lunenburg by Jennifer Howse.

Editado: Oct 18, 2011, 2:54pm


1. Arctic Stories by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak (Inuit stories).
2. Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (True story about residential school).
3. Nunavut by Harry Beckett.
4. The Polar Bear Son retold by Lydia Dabcovich (Folklore).
5. The Inuit by Erinn Banting (Canadian aboriginal art and culture).
6. Nunavut by Linda Aspen-Baxter (Canadian Sites and Symbols).
7. The Inuksuk Book by Mary Wallace.
8. I Shall Wait and Wait by Alootook Ipellie (Graphic Poetry).
9. Yuit by Yvette Edmonds.
10. Carry Me, Mama by Monica Devine.

Editado: Oct 20, 2011, 12:03am

Northwest Territories

1. A Man Called Raven by Richard Van Camp.
2. Idaa Trail by Wendy Stephenson.

Editado: Oct 20, 2011, 1:45pm


1. Toughboy and Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill.
2. Call of the Wild by Jack London.
3. The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service.
4. Children of the Yukon by Ted Harrison.

Editado: Oct 13, 2011, 3:28pm

Canadian books that span more than one province (or are before there were provinces):

1. The Kids Book of Black Canadian History by Rosemary Sadlier.
2. Canada From Above: A Photo Journey by Heather Patterson.
3. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Feb 12, 2011, 9:30am

Welcome, Karene! I look forward to seeing what you think about both books I've read and the ones I'm thinking of reading.

Feb 12, 2011, 9:40am

I'm glad you saw my note and checked out the group, Karene! I have teenagers, so I just love it when someone actually listens to me! Welcome to the group!

Feb 12, 2011, 10:01am

#17 Thanks so much for inviting me! I look forward to participating in everyone's discussions.

Feb 20, 2011, 8:06am

Welcome to the group! Glad to see more people joining in the challenge.

Feb 20, 2011, 12:30pm

Welcome Karene! Having a section for books covered in more than one province is a good idea!

Mar 3, 2011, 12:53pm

So I think I have Nunavut pretty well covered. After reading The Last Dragon series by Chris D'Lacey (which involves itself with the Arctic and the Inuit to a certain extent) I thought that I would have a closer look at the Inuit and Nunavut. Plus... since I work in a school library and I have so many resources at hand I thought that I would do a proper job of it and read something from every section we have on the Inuit and Nunavut. Not only does it help me have a better knowledge of what's in my library, but it also helps me to fill any gaps I might come across.
But I am pretty sick of the north... and cold, and snow...
It has warmed up to -10 but that just means that it can start snowing again! Which it is doing right now.

Ago 31, 2011, 10:08am

Back to work this week! Since I have finished off one challenge (75 in 2011) I have decided to focus on this one for a while (just biding my time until I start the 12 in 2012). It's hard to believe that it it nearly Autumn again... we barely had any summer, so it just seems wrong that it's over before it really ever began. My summer mostly consisted of rain, rain and more rain, and I have had flannel sheets on the bed for over a week now (just gave up it was soooo cold). Judging by the weather report, the rest of Canada is having nice, warm and sunny weather. I think that we might just have to go on holiday in another province to get some sun!

Ago 31, 2011, 12:58pm

It's mid-to-high 20's in Southern Ontario right now so feel free to come on over. :)

Ago 31, 2011, 2:19pm

David Adams Richards both fiction and non-fiction, winner of G.G in both fiction and non-fiction and assorted other awards. http://www.librarything.com/author/richardsdavidadams

Herb Curtis, humour http://www.librarything.com/author/curtisherb

Stuart Trueman, history, folklore http://www.librarything.com/author/truemanstuart

Philip Lee, political biography http://www.librarything.com/author/leephilip

Sep 20, 2011, 1:39pm

I highly recommend The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter. It won the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature in 2006. For very good reason! I love verse novels, and the story behind this one is very compelling and well told. Check it out!