Canadian Literature's Issue 219 (Winter 2013) is now available. The issue features articles by Vinh Nguyen, Miriam Pirbhai, Rachel Bower, and others, as well as new Canadian poetry and book reviews.
A mixed bag of four books indicates the variety available for children from age six, with their first chapter book, to late-teen fare. Not only is the age range mixed, but so is the quality. Chapter books rarely offer depth in either theme or character, which is regrettable, as children just cutting their teeth on "real" books need substance to keep them interested in reading. MacLachlan's perennial and substantive favourite, Sarah, Plain and Tall, is a case in point. Unfortu […more…]