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  • Giant's Mixed-Up Menu

    CA$10.95
    Giant LOVES food and he LOVES to eat. But one morning he isn't sure what he wants for breakfast -- he just wants something different. Luckily, Chef and his loyal helper come up with the perfect menu for this VERY hungry giant!
  • Baba's Babushka...

    CA$14.95
    It's Christmas and Natalia misses her baba.
    When the wind brings her a babushka just like the one Baba used to wear, a magical adventure unfolds and Natalia discovers the traditions of her Ukrainian heritage--the greatest of which is the love of family.
  • Beliefs & Religions Around...

    CA$16.95
    An introduction for young children to what different people and cultures believe.
  • Within the Stillness: One...

    CA$16.95
    Keith Olsen’s family lived through a harsh Canadian winter in an extremely remote location in northern Saskatchewan. The family’s determination turned the rugged wilderness into a modest home. From such a setting come the memories of a profound childhood, one in which simplicity and nature are the most nurturing aspects of the imagination.

    "It was almost noon when we entered the portage. The fresh autumn air was still quite cool even though the sun was well up by this time. It was pleasant to see how the sunlight penetrated the thick forest of tall evergreens, giving light to an otherwise dark and damp part of the overland trail. The ground in this area was covered over in a thick layer of green moss, and a similar type called old man's beard hung down off the branches like sheets of light green tinsel. This part of the portage was spooky, but on parts of the trail where the deciduous trees were it was bright and vibrant, especially where the leaves hadn't fallen. It was there the sunlight caused an explosion of colour, shading each leaf in a different hue of autumn glory, and it made you feel warm and alive with excitement."
  • Ghosts of Government House

    CA$9.95
    Are there really ghosts in Government House? The lights suddenly go out one night while best friends Sam and J.J. are touring Government House in Regina. What's worse, mysterious footsteps head straight toward them! Is it the legendary ghost, Howie? And is he responsible for all the strange things happening in the historic mansion? The two girls find out more than they'd bargained for when they set out on their ghost-detecting adventures in the former vice-regal residence.
  • With Love to You All, Bogga...

    CA$28.95
    Here is the inspiring story of a woman ahead of her time. Living in an era when women were schooled to home and family, Sigurbjorg Stefansson became a citizen of the world, an intrepid traveller, a beloved teacher, and a political activist.

    Rising from a childhood of utter poverty in the wilderness of 1905 Saskatchewan, she came to be a noted community philanthropist. Audrhea Lande has written an unusual biography, a thoughtful examination of the way political and cultural forces can shape a life. Told through photos, interviews, newspaper clippings, archival materials and Sigurbjorg's own letters --“ always signed With Love to You All, Bogga S.“ here is a window into the life of awoman grounded in her community, with soaring ideals and a spirit that strove to realize them.
  • Bee Yourself

    CA$19.95
    I am a bumblebee. But I'm not happy being me. I would like to be someone new...but who?
  • Thin Pink Lines: My Life as...

    CA$19.95
    MURIEL A. JARVIS has seen many changes in Saskatchewan since her birth on the Prairies in 1920: the Saskatoon City Hospital is now a gleaming structure of steel and glass with ten floors and a central transparent elevator, a transformation from the brick structure where she trained and worked as a young nurse in the 1940s. Health care too has changed a great deal since then; nursing has been transformed, and the status of women revolutionized.

    The inspiring story of a girl from Kenaston, Saskatchewan, who had a dream...And her dream changed a province.
  • Cherry Blossoms

    CA$19.95
    Frustrated and disenchanted with farm life and marriage, Cherry Markowsky grabs her dog and heads toward a new beginning in the city of Saskatoon. Yet between dealing with a new career, a potential suitor, a drifting son, and newly-discovered quirk of her brother's, Cherry discovers this is only the first of the hurdles she must jump.
  • Terror on Turtle Creek

    CA$14.95
    If you were swept away in the rushing waters of a raging river, what would you do?

    Barry is doing his best to overcome his reputation as a bit of a scaredycat when he volunteers to lend a hand filling sandbags to help prevent flooding in his home town of Valley View. But things don't go as planned, and he finds himself in a dangerous situation, having to cope with the raging river, a couple of criminals, and some grown-up responsibilities in the adventure of his life!
  • Black Fury

    CA$21.95
    After the war, Joe and Angelina, my mother, took to frequenting the local legion hall; a house band played there every weekend. It hadn't taken long for the couple's dancing prowess to become known; the other patrons would applaud and move aside when they saw the duo step out onto the floor: the handsome, well-dressed gentleman, and his exquisite, beautiful lady with golden locks that fell to her waist.

    How Mother loved it. For a time she would be one in mind and spirit with Joe. For a time she would be his equal.

    They wanted passion; I just wanted them to quit fighting. I wanted peace so badly...

    The compelling story of a troubled marriage and a family in turmoil.
  • Full Throttle

    CA$18.95
    Full Throttle is a collection of poems served straight up, like a shot of whiskey, Gary Chappell writes about friction points in life, those moments of resistance or acceptance that lead to self-discovery: the freedom of a motorbike ride; the cry of a loon; the depth of love, of loss. From prairie to northern forest, Gary's poems portray a cross-section of our culture, sometimes written with despair, sometimes tongue-in-cheek.

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Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
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Jakob, Out of the Village
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He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
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