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Nellie Mcclung: Voice For The Voiceless

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Margaret Macpherson holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and four children.
Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs Of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both The Titanic And…
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|September 1, 2004

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Violet Jessop's life is an inspiring story of survival. Born in 1887 in Argentina, the eldest child of Irish immigrants, at the age of 21 she became the breadwinner for her widowed mother and five siblings when she commenced a career as a stewardess and nurse on…
William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows
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|January 1, 2003

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Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada's tenth and longest serving prime minister and an important figure on the international scene, especially during the Second World War. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Mackenzie King.
John Diefenbaker: An Appointment with Destiny

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At the age of nine, John Diefenbaker announced, "I'm going to be prime minister when I grow up." He never lost sight of his goal. Diefenbaker was prime minister of Canada from 1957-1963. He believed in social justice, opening up the North, and making things…
He Said, You Have Prostate Cancer: This Is the Book the Author Couldn't Find When He Needed It--His…

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Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the World
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|January 8, 1997

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In 1946, Francesca Cabrine was canonized as the first saint of the United States. This Vision Book tells the exciting story of this missionary from Italy who came to America to spread the Faith and to found the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
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|September 3, 2004

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Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who…
Laurent Clerc: The Story of His Early Years

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Laurent Clerc won lasting renown as the deaf teacher who helped Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet establish schools to educate deaf Americans in the 19th century. Now, his character as a young boy growing up in Paris has been captured in the novel Laurent Clerc . In his…
Saint Patrick
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|January 6, 1987

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This booklet on the person and life of St. Patrick is part of a magnificent new series of religious books for children, illustrated in full color and simply written, designed to help children better understand the Catholic Faith.
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
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|August 4, 2009

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Farely Mowat's best-loved book tells the splendidly entertaining story of his boyhood on the Canadian prairies. Mutt's pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable. He climbed tress and ladders, rode passenger in an open car wearing goggles and…
Maos Last Dancer
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|February 28, 2006

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The true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, turned the situation to his advantage to become one of the world's greatest ballet stars. Simply…