The stories in this book take place from the perspective of a young girl who grew up in Germany during the second world war, as remembered by her older self. Anne O'Rourke lived under the regimes of Hitler and then Stalin before escaping Stalin's rule in East Berlin. She moved with her family as a refugee to West Berlin and finally left Germany altogether to start a new life in Canada.
Through the war years, protected as much as possible by her family, she tackled disruptions and disappointments with a child-like resilience that she has never lost.
This charming children's book illustrates the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for children. "Alex Chronicles" is a colourful teaching tool that encourages children to say, sing or rap their way through a simple tapping sequence with animated characters. The book is helpful to children, parents and educators.
Artful Canada artistique est un aperçu de la diversité de l'art et des artistes canadiens. C'est le Canada vu à travers les yeux des artistes. C'est un hommage au 150e anniversaire du Canada.
Artful Canada artistique is a snapshot of the diversity of Canadian art and artists, and Canada as seen through artists' eyes. It is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday.
Ce livre, tout en couleur, à 200 pages. Il présente un mélange éclectique d'artistes canadiens et de leurs œuvres d'art. Il a été créé spécialement pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada.
This full-colour, 200-page book features an eclectic mix of Canadian artists and their artwork. It was created specially to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
L'artiste travaille dans une variété de médias, la plupart faits de recyclage. Ce livre est une collection éclectique d'échantillons de son art.
The artist works in a variety of media, mainly recycled media. This book represents an eclictic collection of her art.
Femme-scapes provides a unique way of seeing the vast and varied vistas of Canada. Erotic, funny, surreal, earthy - the book invites you to re-evaluate what can be done using digital art in the style of the Group of 7. Prepare to rub your eyes as the landscape comes alive in a whole new way.
The perfect gift from Grandma or Grandpa is a book they coloured themselves, or with their favourite grand children. These original drawings are ready to be completed with your own love and creativity.
Clients of the Canadian Mental Health Association share stories of courage and resilience in their journey to wellness. Set against a back drop of colourful images, this book is both an engaging read and eye-candy. Whether your interest is in deepening your understanding or helping a loved one of your own, this book is sure to inspire.
Little Cat Snowshoes speaks to issues from a kid point of view. Created with feedback from children of various ages, the poems deal with a variety of kid-situations from fantasy to family. There are even contributions from some of the young 'consultants'. This book is a lot of fun to read.
Mariposa Exposed is a compilation of short stories surrounding the recent history of Orillia, Ontario. The book is a tribute to the people of Orillia, past and present, as Orillia turns 150 in 2017.
Often it is the historically obscure and socially insignificant that define a community. Mariposa Exposed seeks to build on the rich Orillian tradition of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. The stories are guaranteed to entertain.
Environmental and social upheaval form the backdrop for this delightful story of young love. The story takes place in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada. Ravaged by the Greenhouse Effect, farmers have been forced to leave their farms but Ivy's mother stayed. "Poison Ivy" follows a young girl's personal journey as she lives down a nickname, makes friends, finds the boy of her dreams and solves the mystery of the map.
Artists from Simcoe County, Ontario, speak to the theme of "resilience" in image and word. Royalties from this delightful, eclectic coffee table book are directed to the Barrie Community Health Centre Foundation to improve health care for the community.
Whether oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media, the paintings in this beautiful, coffee-table book are sure to inspire. Her paintings could be described as figurative expressionism, abstract expressionism, or in some cases, simply expressionism. She interprets and shares scenes from her travels, soft floral arrangements, bold and imaginative abstracts, sensitive portraits, dreamy gatherings of friends, fields of flowers, icy snow-scapes, peaceful sunsets over a lake, or rocky streams. A passionate artist at life, Evelyn reflects this passion and sensitivity in her art. Soothing, energetic, thoughtful or just plain fun, it is sure to inspire.
Where did we come from? According to MacKay, it could be another planet - or other planets.
Secrets of the 3rd Theory is a story of how human beings came to Planet Earth and interacted with the environment, with disastrous results. He leaves the reader with the question of whether humans can learn to manage Earth's resources wisely or face a future of extinction.
She writes protest letters. He writes government propaganda. Two old friends reunite to tackle a dramatically changed natural environment, and the dystopian society that has grown up around it. Now in their 70s, they share adventure, romance and a candid repartee that only comes with life experience. However, their lives are inextricable from the omnipresent hum of the machine, a system which they create even as they try to transcend it.
Their story is touching, hopeful, funny and fresh.
In the face of adversity, political differences pale; past hurts dissolve and the divergent paths of two elderly people re-converge. They discover that it's never too late to pull their own lives together and, with the help of modern technology, to rekindle their youthful passion. "The Hum of the Machine" takes place in a dystopian future where climate change and human mismanagement have resulted in great scarcity. Water vouchers are traded like currency. Social groups with different technologies have evolved differently, in isolated geographies. Our couple navigates the natural and man-made challenges of this world together, without pretense, yet ...
The Images Within is more than a book of sculpture. It is a succinct rendering of an artist's heart, in stone. Years of coming to know stone intimately, days spent with heavy machinery and hours and hours of work honing and polishing the pieces have enabled the artist to share her deepest dreams and her sense of humour in this exquisite coffee-table book.
The International Women's Day art show is a non-juried show, held every year in Orillia, Ontario. It features the works of women of all ages, who are invited to submit artwork with accompanying stories and poems. "The Journey" features an eclectic mix of the photography, art and hearts of the show's participants.
A compelling story that takes you inside the mind of an addict - Thirty Three Years to Conception describes a life and death struggle with inner demons, and the harsh reality of life on the streets of Toronto. Daniel Pollock's story shines a light on society's potential for kindness and cruelty, as manifested through the treatment of the disadvantaged. This is a book for parents, youth, educators, mental health workers, legislators, lawyers, police and anyone else who deals with addictions.
A compelling story that takes you inside the mind of an addict.
Thirty Three Years to Conception is a true story by Daniel S. Pollock as told by his mother, Evelyn N. Pollock.
- a touching and informative story about a young man who becomes a drug addict, ends up living on the streets and is saved by his loving family.
Colorie-moi sengiousement est un livre bilingue, en anglais et en français, pour que les adultes peut relaxer en colorant des images originale.
Colour Me Whimsical is a bilingual colouring book full of original artwork. It is an opportunity for adults who enjoy colouring to relax.