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Review: The Camp X Series by Eric Walters

A while ago I reviewed Camp X by Eric Walters. That page-turner was the first of a series of World War II books for young people that ranges from Ontario to Bermuda to England. Here I present mini-reviews of the rest of the books in the series. Camp X: Camp 30 For their safety, George, Jack, […]

Review: Cartier Finder of the St. Lawrence by Ronald Syme

Young Jacques Cartier, fishing the Grand Banks of Newfoundland with his father, was curious about the land he saw westward, but no one else was interested.  They just wanted to catch cod and go home. When Cartier grew up and became captain on his own ship, he no longer wanted to fish in the cold […]

Review: The Boy in the Picture by Ray Argyle

  All Canadians know the photograph of the Driving of the Last Spike, the historic moment signifying completion of the great railway that Canada’s confederation was built on.  But look closely at the picture.  Who’s that boy right in the middle of all the dignitaries, behind the one driving the spike? He’s Edward Mallandaine, known […]

Review: John Calvin by Simonetta Carr

Both admired and vilified, and arguably one of the greatest men in the history of Christianity, John Calvin comes to life in this beautiful biography for children. Calvin was born in northern France and studied hard from a young age.  He was able to attend the best schools in the country and read widely, also […]

Review: Camp X by Eric Walters

When their father went off to war, George, Jack and their mother, Mrs. Braun, moved to Whitby Ontario.  After all, there was no way they could run the farm without him.  Mrs. Braun took a job in the huge local munitions factory and, in the summer vacation of 1943, there was no one to take care […]