Christmas in Mariposa: Sketches Of Canada's Legendary Little Town by Jamie LambChristmas in Mariposa: Sketches Of Canada's Legendary Little Town by Jamie Lamb

Christmas in Mariposa: Sketches Of Canada's Legendary Little Town

byJamie Lamb

Paperback | October 1, 2019

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A funny and heart-warming tribute to Canada's most famous small town, and its most celebrated humourist, Stephen Leacock.

Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that felt like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada's most famous small town-Stephen Leacock's Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock's Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb's time is slightly different, yet still embodies the heart and soul, the eccentricities and bizarre local customs of Leacock's sketches.

Christmas in Mariposa is a celebration of that town and its people. It tells of secret gardens, special rinks, oddball hotels, remarkable foods, fast boats and sunken aircraft, Christmas Eve fireworks, and the best Christmas office party in the country. It describes a place where Christmas could be celebrated in summer with a Baby Jesus look-alike contest, Canada's only officially sanctioned reindeer races, and the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts by parachute. It transports readers to world where Gordie Howe once dropped by for a skate, and Glenn Gould regularly came to eat a well-done steak and six Parker House rolls slathered in butter at a Chinese restaurant. Jamie Lamb's Mariposa is timeless and quintessentially Canadian.

Jamie Lamb has been a film critic, Ottawa bureau chief, and columnist for The Vancouver Sun, and a reporter at the Orillia Daily Packet & Times, Charlottetown Guardian, Peterborough Examiner, Penetanguishene Citizen, and Prince George Citizen. A Nieman Fellow of Journalism at Harvard University, Lamb was a regular commentator on CBC's ...
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Title:Christmas in Mariposa: Sketches Of Canada's Legendary Little TownFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 1, 2019Publisher:Heritage House PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1772032875

ISBN - 13:9781772032871

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A funny and heart-warming tribute to Canada's most famous small town, and its most celebrated humourist, Stephen Leacock.Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that felt like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada's most famous small town-Stephen Leacock's Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock's Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb's time is slightly different, yet still embodies the heart and soul, the eccentricities and bizarre local customs of Leacock's sketches.Christmas in Mariposa is a celebration of that town and its people. It tells of secret gardens, special rinks, oddball hotels, remarkable foods, fast boats and sunken aircraft, Christmas Eve fireworks, and the best Christmas office party in the country. It describes a place where Christmas could be celebrated in summer with a Baby Jesus look-alike contest, Canada's only officially sanctioned reindeer races, and the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts by parachute. It transports readers to world where Gordie Howe once dropped by for a skate, and Glenn Gould regularly came to eat a well-done steak and six Parker House rolls slathered in butter at a Chinese restaurant. Jamie Lamb's Mariposa is timeless and quintessentially Canadian.