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Table of Contents

Volume XI Number 8
December 10, 2004

Book Reviews
Can Penelope and the Humongous Burp.
  Sheri Radford. Illustrated by Christine Tripp.
Review by Pat Fay.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 2-7.
   
Can It Couldn't Be Worse!
  Vlasta van Kampen.
Review by Irene Schlarb.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can A Telling Time.
  Irene N. Watts. Illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 4-7.
   
Can Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay.
  Peter Cumming. Illustrated by Alice Priestley.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Can A Very Unusual Dog.
  Dorothy Joan Harris. Illustrated by Kim LaFave.
Review by Alison Mews.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Can Brady Brady and the MVP.
  Mary Shaw. Illustrated by Chuck Temple.
Review by Liz Greenaway.
Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 4-8.
   
Can The Gift of the Inuksuk.
  Mike Ulmer. Illustrated by Melanie Rose.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can For Sure! For Sure!
  Hans Christian Andersen. Translated by Mus White. Illustrated by Stefan Czernecki.
Review by Dave Jenkinson.
Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.
   
Can Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery.
  Douglas Cowling. Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jabobson.
Review by Valerie Nielsen.
Kindergarten-grade 4 / Ages 5-9.
   
Can Flight From Bear Canyon. (Orca Young Readers).
  Anita Daher.
Review by Mary Thomas.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-11.
   
Can The Book of the Sage. (The Goodfellow Chronicles, Book Three).
  J.C. Mills.
Review by Paulette Rothbauer.
Grades 3-6 / Ages 8-12.
   
Can Izzie: Trongate Fury. (Our Canadian Girl).
  Budge Wilson. Illustrated by Heather Collins.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can The Ocean Biome. (The Living Ocean).
  Kathryn Smithyman and Bobbie Kalman.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Polar Oceans. (The Living Ocean).
  Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Spectacular Sharks. (The Living Ocean).
  Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can The Amazing Octopus. (The Living Ocean).
  Bobbie Kalman and Rebecca Sjonger. Illustrations by Margaret Amy Reiach.
Review by Gillian Richardson.
Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
   
Can Five Stars for Emily. (Orca Young Readers).
  Kathleen Cook Waldron.
Review by Meredith MacKeen.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12.
   
Can The Underground Reporters. (The Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers).
  Kathy Kacer.
Review by Harriet Zaidman.
Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13.
   
Can The Ghost of the Stanley Cup. (The Screech Owl Series, No. 11).
  Roy MacGregor.
Review by Liz Greenaway.
Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.
   
Can The A to Z of Everyday Things.
  Janice Weaver. Illustrated by Francis Blake.
Review by Julie Chychota.
Grade 4-8 / Ages 9-13.
   
Can The Secret Shelter.
  Sandi LeFaucheur.
Review by Christy Goerzen.
Grades 4-9 / Ages 9-14.
   
Can Tales of Don Quixote.
  Miguel de Cervantes. Retold by Barbara Nichol.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can The Finder. (The Watcher's Quest).
  Margaret Buffie.
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
   
Can The Minstrel's Daughter. (Tales of Three Lands, Book One).
  Linda Smith.
Review by Mary Thomas.
Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.
   
Can The Fire Demons.(The Mole Wars, Book One).
  J. Fitzgerald McCurdy.
Review by Ann Ketcheson.
Grades 5-10 / Ages 10-15.
   
Can Brave Horse. (Mustang Mountain, #6).
  Sharon Siamon.
Review by Deborah Mervold.
Grades 6-9 / Ages 11-14.
   
Can Canada at War. (Canadian History).
  Dylan Kirk.
Review by Ian Stewart.
Grades 6-11 / Ages 11-16.
   
Can Canada in the Global Age. (Canadian History).
  Rennay Craats.
Review by Ian Stewart.
Grades 6-11 / Ages 11-16.
   
Can Last Sam's Cage.
  David A. Poulsen.
Review by Helen Norrie.
Grades 7-10 / Ages 12-15.
   
Can Car Smarts: Hot Tips for the Car Crazy.
  Phil Edmonston and Maureen Sawa. Illustrated by Gordon Sauvé.
Review by Greg Bak.
Grade 7-11 / Ages 12-16.
   
Can My Time as Caz Hazard. (Orca Soundings).
  Tanya Lloyd Kyi.
Review by Jocelyn A. Dimm.
Grades 7-12 / Ages 12-17.
   
Can Waifs and Strays.
  Charles de Lint.
Review by Gail de Vos.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Mercury Man.
  Tom Henighan.
Review by Christina Neigel.
Grades 8-10 / Ages 12-14.
   
Can Grind. (Orca Soundings).
  Eric Walters.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grades 8-10 / Ages 13-15.
   
Can The Edge. (Bayview High).
  H. G. Sotzek.
Review by Ruth Latta.
Grade 8-11 / Ages 13-15.
   
Can The Mounties March West: The Epic Trek and Early Adventures of the Mounted Police. (Legends Series).
  Tony Hollihan.
Review by Tom Chambers.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can No More Pranks. (Orca Soundings).
  Monique Polak.
Review by Christina Pike.
Grades 10-12 / Ages 15-17.
   


Video Reviews

Can Spirit of the Game.
  Annie Frazier Henry. (Writer and Director). Stephen Paniccia and Annie Frazier Henry (Producers). George Johnson (NFB Producer). Rina Fraticelli (NFB Executive Producer).
Review by Joan Marshall.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.
   
Can Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole.
  Gil Cardinal (Writer and Director). Marke Slipp (Editor and Associate Director). Bonnie Thompson and Jerry Krepakevich (Producers). Graydon McCrea (Executive Producer). Montreal, PQ: National Film Board of Canada, 2003.
Review by Gail de Vos.
Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up.
   
Can Cosmic Current.
  Anand Ramyya (Writer and Director). Joe MacDonald (Producer). Graydon McCrea (Executive Producer).
Review by Regina Bandong.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.
   
Can Crapshoot: The Gamble with our Wastes.
  Jeff McKay (Director). Joe MacDonald (Producer). Graydon McCrea (Executive Producer).
Review by Frank Loreto.
Grades 11 and up / Ages 16 and up.
   
Can 645 Wellington.
  Kaveh Nabatian (Director). Germaine Ying-Gee Wong (Producer).
Review by Lisa O'Hara.
Grades 12 and up / Ages 17 and up.
   

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