Okanagan Book Tour, April 2017

In April I visited the Shuswap Okanagan area to talk about my new book, ‘The Silver Lining’. I went to the community library in Chase, the libraries in Lake Country and Mission and did a joint presentation with Molly March at the Vernon Museum. The book is all about cattle ranching and silver mining in the Merritt area and was very well received by the children and librarians, partly because it relates directly to their part of BC. Here are…

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REVIEW FROM 11 YEAR OLD IN NEW YORK

Brother XII’s Treasure review by hawkreader10 Brother XII’s Treasure by Amanda Spottiswoode Age Range – 8 – 12 Genre – Adventure Student Review hawkreader10 Age at time of review – 11 Reviewer’s Location – Corning, New York, United States  View hawkreader10’s profile Have you ever dreamed of traveling halfway around the world for summer vacation?  In the unusually named book Brother XII’s Treasure, seven English boarding school friends have such an adventure.  One spring day in 1936, Ian, Sophie, Mark, Harriet, Molly, Leticia and Posy receive…

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REVELSTOKE LIBRARY VISIT

Early in February, Molly March and I visited the Revelstoke Library where several classes attended a joint presentation. Our talk was a mix of talking about the book and the history that inspired it, and demonstrating how an author and an illustrator work together. At the end of the presentation, we gave the children a black and white illustration from the book to colour. Here are some of the colourings from the Begbie View Elementary School, plus one that is an…

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BROTHER XII DRAWINGS BY SALT SPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Here are some of the drawings from the class that came to the Salt Spring Library on October 21 for a presentation on Brother XII. The children seem to have got the point about him being an out and out villain! My personal favourite is the one by Gwen, where she has Brother XII’s followers dressed in white with their mouths muzzled. Hope they all read the book and find out that good triumphs over bad and that Brother XII got…

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ARTICLE IN CANADIAN YACHTING WEST MAGAZINE

  Here is an article published in the March edition of Canadian Yachting West.  Grace Harbour is a gorgeous anchorage and has a wonderful doggie walk to a warm swimming lake. Now spring is upon us and boating season has begun, pick up your copy of South Islander – Memoirs of a Cruising Dog.  It will be a great addition to your cruising library and will help you enjoy having your canine companions on board.  Give them the book to…

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! BOATING SEASON BEGINS!

Time to think about getting out on your boat and if you don`t already have a copy of this book, you should add it to your cruising library, especially if you like to get off your boat and walk – with or without dogs. The book has 31 full colour map illustrations of places to walk up and down the coast, all the way from the San Juan Islands to the north end of Desolation Sound. Check out Moby`s shop…

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