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  • Forgotten Gardens,...

    CA$29.95
    In the early 1900s, station gardens were part of the welcoming gateway to the travelling public, an introduction to the urbanity of the area and the productiveness of the soil. Today, all that remains of what were once colourful station gardens are a few evergreens, a dishevelled hedge of caraganas and lilacs, and a mystery as to why they exist in these peculiar spots.

    This book may rekindle some memories of station gardens, introduce yet another chapter to the lives of the West.s first settlers and answer some questions regarding those remaining, seemingly oddly-placed trees and hedges near the main streets of many communities.
  • He Who Flies by Night: The...

    CA$12.95
    He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl tells the true story of how Englishman Archie Belaney fulfilled his childhood fantasy of living in Canada's North with the First Nations people. He transformed himself into Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin or 'Grey Owl,' living with the animals of the forest and coming to love and respect the beauty and balance of nature. Children will love reading of how he lives with his two beaver friends, Jelly Roll and Rawhide, and how part of their beaver lodge was built right up through the floor of his cabin at Ajawaan Lake, Saskatchewan! Grey Owl became a well-respected conservationist, saving his beloved beavers from extinction.

    Grey Owl's vision and quest for conservation is shared throughout this book. The story itself is written in an engaging and colourful manner and beautiful paintings by First Nations artist, Mike Keepness, illustrate Grey Owl's remarkable adventures in northern Saskatchewan and take the reader from dawn to dusk and through the seasons. Children will be intrigued to discover a grey owl in every picture and the paintings themselves, in addition to their clarity of depiction, convey the humour and poignancy of Grey Owl's chosen life in the wild.

    Most children are unaware of Grey Owl and the lasting legacy of conservation he inspired. It is our hope that He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl will continue to share Grey Owl's wonderful, timeless message of respect for nature and wildlife. Grey Owl, a master storyteller himself, often spoke with children about the importance of our place in the environment, saying, Remember, you belong to Nature, not it to you.
  • I Like You, I Like Me, Too!

    CA$85.00
    A Teacher/Parent Guide to help children ages 6-10 develop self-esteem base on Choice Theory.

    I Like You, I Like Me Too! is a fun and easy-to-use anti-bullying parent/teacher resource to help children realize their potential and the power of choice in their lives. It is an opportunity for them to begin to "think out of the box" from a very early age and prepare for their future by meeting their own needs, setting their own goals and learning how to make themselves happy by choosing positive behaviours.
  • Jakob, Out of the Village

    CA$16.95
    In the strict confines of a small Old Colony Mennonite community in rural Saskatchewan, the precociously observant Jakob Schellenberg, middle son of a God-fearing farming family, grows increasingly aware of the outside world from the pictures in the Eaton's catalogue, the weekly farm paper and the city folk who occasionally stop by and dazzle him with their shiny new cars, fancy clothes and perfume-scented skin.

    Jakob's instinctive, exuberant response to the daily events of prairie life during the Dirty Thirties somehow holds him apart from both family and community, causing him to look further, to yearn for something more. His poignant, often humorous, coming-of-age leads him out of the village, only to discover that the village will be with him wherever he goes.
  • Return of the Fearsome...

    CA$12.95
    If you go out in the woods today...

    Don't.

    You might get a nasty surprise.

    Once upon a time, and not so long ago as that, the vast forests of Canada and the United States were filled with hordes of lumberjacks. The work was hard and dangerous, the living conditions primitive ... but that wasn't the worst of it.

    There were things in the woods.

    Not the usual menace of grizzly bear, timber wolf or mountain lion.

    Something worse. Something much worse.
  • Canadian Shield Alphabet, The

    CA$14.95
    A beautifully illustrated and informative colour children's picture book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet is chock full of interesting and little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield -- a 4.8 million square kilometre area (almost half of Canada!) -- and the people who live there.
  • Where Does Your Dog Sleep?

    CA$12.95
    Whimsical in both word and illustration, this delightful tale tickles the imagination -- and the funny bone! -- as you discover all the unusual places in which a pet (or a child!) might want to take a nap.
  • Wild Justice

    CA$19.95
    Revenge is a kind of wild justice ...

    In the rugged landscape of Saskatchewan's untamed north, Constable Al Stava--former Junior Hockey League star and rookie RCMP officer--finds himself in a deadly faceoff against the perpetrators of a series of vengeful acts, embroiled in the game of his life as he struggles to prevent the twisted global politics of an enemy bent on thwarting justice.
  • You're Going Where?!:...

    CA$19.95
    Careers Finished.
    Kids Grown.
    Parents Gone.
    Dog Dead.

    NOW WHAT?

    Suddenly finding themselves without the roles and responsibilities that had defined their adult lives, Diane and Rick Armstrong embarked on a journey through India ... a journey that changed their perception of the world.
  • A Rose Grows: Fighting...

    CA$16.95
    Olga Stefaniuk will always be grateful she had cancer. Fighting the disease helped her find strength she didn't know she had.

    Determined to use her life for a greater purpose, she started cancer support groups, brought cancer retreats to Saskatchewan and spread a message of hope to patients, caregivers and the medical community.

    Her story of resilience, positivity and resolve to make a difference reminds us all what power we hold within.

  • Don't Think Twice

    CA$14.95
    1967
    Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of alliegiance becomes a test of conscience.

    1997
    Thirty years later she's living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attempt to reach out to her. She describes falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a tumultuous time when irrevocable choices are made.
  • Who's That Man?

    CA$24.95
    Homecoming. Separated by war, a small boy meets his father for the first time and finds they have been connected by love all along.

    This is a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Megan Mansbridge.

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Ghosts of Government House
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The Canadian Shield Alphabet
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I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
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Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
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You're Going Where?!
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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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