It's 1943 and George and his older brother, Jack, are spending a restless war- time summer in Whitby, Ont. One afternoon during a game of make-believe war, the boys stumble across what looks like a military base and find themselves being escorted.
F DOS Three Soldiers A searing novel exposing the fate of the common soldier during World War I. Driven by the idealism that infected many young Americans at the time (including Ernest Hemingway), author John Dos Passos joined the Ambulance Corps. His rapid and profound disillusionment forms the core of this fierce denouncement of the military and of the far-reaching social implications of its exploitation of young men.
This book is historical fiction partially based on true events, set in World War As a side note, this book brought out emotion in my son as it spoke of the torture the characters endured as they were treated as spies rather than prisoners of war.
PBHF F PAP The Greenies. Dreaming of a place where food doesn't have to be secretly hoarded, where dogs are friendly and people don't treat you like cattle, Danny and Lilli just want to fit in. Marilyn just wants everyone to be normal. But normal for Canadians is strange and perplexing to the orphans who have survived such abnormal atrocities.
Readers will never know the full extent of her influence, but among the staggering list of authors Ellen Seligman worked with (often from their very first books), they will recognize many of our country’s finest and most beloved writers.
PBHF F PEA Looking At The Moon. Norah, an English "war guest" living with the wealthy Ogilvie family in Toronto, can hardly wait for August. She'll spend it at the Ogilvie's lavish cottage in Muskoka. But this isn't an ordinary summer. It's 1943, and the war is still going on. Then a distant Ogilvie cousin, Andrew, arrives. He is nineteen, handsome, intelligent, and Norah thinks she may be falling in love for the first time.
PBHF F SKR Hope's War. Kataryna Baliuk is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts. But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather. He is accused of being a policeman for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine. When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become the centre of a media storm.