another find from A Mighty Girl top read alouds pick. another great story – and don’t let the title mislead you. this is not a typical disney-fied princess book. Hale follows themes of family, community, tradition, education (and the broadening of horizons through learning) set in a world with a little fantasy. looking forward to the rest of the series.
wikipedia – The Princess Academy
Library of Congress Bookfest – Shannon Hale
our family all saw john reischman perform as a part of Mill Bay’s Shady Grove House Concerts series. amazing, and such a fantastic opportunity to see him perform in person.
YouTube – John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt via amazon
tight plot, good development of characters, intriguing story line. i admire a well-crafted short novel, they’re very hard to carry off successfully (even more do i appreciate a well-crafted short story). i can see why it’s a classic. we both really enjoyed it.
shmoop – Tuck Everlasting
good reads – Tuck Everlasting
Google Books preview – Tuck Everlasting
VIRL catalogue – Tuck Everlasting
worldcat.org – Tuck Everlasting
i had the great pleasure of seeing pino forastiere perform live in Duncan last year with the international guitar night concert. i couldn’t believe what he was able to do with his guitar. such incredible, unique music. i’d love to be able to see him perform at a small, intimate venue.
before sealfie was a movement, tagaq, her daughter & her mother celebrated the success of the hunt, the nourishment of her community, the continuity of tradition with this memory photo, and got a sh!tstorm in response when she joined the #sealfies
My Mother took the picture, and I [Tagaq] put my baby next to the seal, and everybody just thought it was the cutest thing in the world. Like it was a really sweet endearment because I honour my children immensely and I would never, ever, do anything to compromise that honour towards them. It was just showing how much I appreciated the seal for giving its life so we could be happy and eat.
“I wanted to it to be a tongue-in-cheek protest to all these very serious animal rights activists,” Laakukuk told me via Facebook message. “Many of us Inuit use humour to make a strong point instead of anger. I also wanted the sealfie to focus on cultural celebration and positive self-esteem.”
Tanya Tagaq’s Cute Sealfie Pissed Off A Lot of Idiots | VICE | Canada
We Spoke to the Inuit Women Behind ‘Sealfies’ | VICE | Canada
Tanya Tagaq #sealfie provokes anti-sealing activists – North – CBC News
Tanya Tagaq: Anti-Sealing Activists Have Been ‘Vilifying Inuit People For Generations’
Tanya Tagaq on the Polaris Prize, the seal hunt and the “sealfie” – The National – CBC
new routine for the year includes signing out a book each day from class. this was our first. my favourite line:
He was her best thing.
we read this book 10 times between after lunch yesterday and before school this morning.
apparently there’s a whole series. must find more!
Good Reads – Mog Series
spoiler – The Guardian – Why Mog Had to Die