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A Journey Through History (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 48


A Journey Through History (Soft Cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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A Guide to The Niagara Parkway From Chippawa to Black Creek
This booklet is intended to be a guide for the 11.5 km (7.2 mile) stretch of the Niagara Parkway/Niagara Parks Commission Recreational Trail, from Chippawa (King's Bridge Park) to Black Creek.

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Adolescent Issues

PageNo: 102


Adolescent Issues
by Andrew Spowart, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Soft Cover
"Adolescent Issues" is a selection of the author's published works covering the following topics:
Street Kids
Popularity
Dropouts
Alcohol Abuse
Young Offenders
Peer Group Identity
The author's experience working with adolescents is diversified and extensive. For example, he has been involved directly with young offenders, street kids, dropouts, drug abusers and teens in specialized residences. This "front line" involvement has taken him into youth courts, schools, hospitals, detention centres and treatment facilities. In this book, the author shares some of these experiences with his readers, hoping the content is informative and useful to them.
A MUST READ for all parents!

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Adult Education and Decision Making for School Success

PageNo: 81


Adult Education and Decision Making for School Success
by Andrew Spowart, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Soft Cover
"Adult Education and Decision Making for School Success" is designed to provide adults who are planning to return to school with an understanding of themselves through insight into their personal problems and clarification of their goals. Factors involved in self-assessment and their relationship to school success are described. Needs, motives, and goals are defined and suggestions about maintaining motivation toward a school goal. The process of choosing proper goals and the differences between long and short-term goals are discussed. Also described are sources of frustration that contribute to school failure, the effects of frustration, and methods of coping with frustration. The text includes case studies and questions for group discussion after each section. The final chapter includes study suggestions and ways to prepare for examination.
A MUST READ for all educators, and adults wanting to take that step back to the classroom!

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ANSWERS (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 182


ANSWERS (Soft Cover)
by Jim Koehler    « View Author's BIO

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Almost sixty years after a fatal New Mexico military plane crash, the son of a victim seeks ANSWERS about the event. He hires a historian, Robert Jerzerski, Ph.D., from the State University of Southern Arizona, to find the answers, but another tragedy forces the investigator to engage a lawyer and a paramedic in the search.
Together, this unlikely triumvirate meticulously pieces together clues surrounding a past event that is deeply shrouded in mystery. The result of their efforts is both surprising and dramatic and changes the lives of those involved.

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BALLS! Confessions of a Rural Golf Course Owner (Soft cover)

PageNo: 158


BALLS! Confessions of a Rural Golf Course Owner (Soft cover)
by Gail W. Braman    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
When the author tells her retired husband that she does not want him home for lunch, he buys a golf course! Thus begins this non golfer's true story of uprooted suburbanites adjusting to the rural north country as golf course owners and learn what really happens behind the scenes through humorous vignettes and anecdotes.
Anyone young or old who has ever harbored dreams of changing lifestyles; suburbanites, urbanites or business executives who want to try country living; and those who have wondered what it might be like to own a golf course, will find this a humorous account of such an adventure.
As a keen observer of human nature, the outrageous behavior of people in general, and golfers in particular, will fascinate and embarrass at the same time. Dealing with the public in a service business is difficult in itself, but gets compounded when husbands and wives work together. There is a delicate dance they do that can sorely test the bonds of love and loyalty.
Different styles emerge and can conflict with personal relationships. It is almost impossible to keep personal and business separate. Gender conflicts arise yet the husband and wife team must present a united front to the public. Although they were bombarded by so many issues on a daily basis, the mere stress of physically keeping up their grueling eighteen hour days was paramount to surviving this business.
What two people brought to this unlikely business was a conventional middle class background and what they were faced with was decisions about alligators, llamas, hunters and more! They certainly got more than they bargained for! Nor was there any preparation for this--except on the job training.
In retrospect, people can look for opportunities and never find them and others can create them and adapt accordingly. They were in the latter category and as a result were tested and stretched beyond measure; yet ultimately enriched by the experience.

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Beyond The Peat Marsh Road  (Soft cover)

PageNo: 283


Beyond The Peat Marsh Road (Soft cover)
by Joe Zelicskovics    « View Author's BIO

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Beyond the Peat Marsh Road centers on the main character, Steven (Fekete) Black, a successful architect in Toronto who wishes to sell the family farm that his reclusive mother, Maria Fekete refuses to concede to the powerful industrialist, Don Williams.
Mysteriously a sudden interest emerges by land speculators for properties surrounding the polluted Fekete farm.
Black's second mission is to revenge all the old hurts suffered from bullying discrimination in his school years and the interference with his first love, Laura Dawson from his antagonists Lloyd Dudley, now the mayor, and Keith Majors, a prosperous contractor.
Steven meets with Frank Bartok, his cousin the lawyer; Stanley Cibik, a realtor and boyhood friend; and Ross Tyrone, a contractor who was a major force in his early life. Interviews reveal what molded Black into a cold, calculating enigma.
Black resolves to discredit his enemies and gain a profitable advantage over the manipulative Don Williams, the owner of Williams Steel.
A classic story of the meek triumphing over the strong!

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Big Paw (Soft cover)

PageNo: 41


Big Paw (Soft cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 12 and up, including adults
Set in the wilderness of northern Ontario, the lone wolf of this story earned the name of 'Big Paw' from an area resident who made his living trapping. Although the trapper could only catch glimpses of the wolf at a distance, it gave him the opportunity to examine the wolf's paw prints left behind. They were as big as coffee cup saucers, bigger than the prints of any local timber wolves.
The rumour of a large 'lone wolf' in the wilderness can be very exciting and compelling to a prospector new to the area and who had only seen one caged up in a municipal zoo. Having seen a captured wolf made him wonder what this exquisite animal would be like if given his freedom, released back into the wilderness?
Would the prospector encounter 'Big Paw' face to face, since he was such a shy wolf, or just be fortunate enough to see his tracks wondering if 'Big Paw' was hidden near-by watching and waiting?

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BLOODLINES (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 266


BLOODLINES (Soft Cover)
by Jim Koehler    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Historian Robert Jerzerski, Ph.D, and other aviation crash explorers are employed to locate and investigate a civilian plane crash site northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Findings there are key to a series of client family relationships dating back more than 45 years that now may produce serious unintended consequences. Meanwhile, Nan Barosa, Dr. Jerzerski?s associate, experiences life changes and events that cause her to re-evaluate herself and her position in life. Both independent stories merge when two people get together and try to put their lives into perspective.
Mystery, drama, relationships and action; this book has it all

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Brock and Becca - At The Calgary Stampede (Soft cover)

PageNo: 139


Brock and Becca - At The Calgary Stampede (Soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Travel with Brock and Becca to the city of Calgary, Alberta. Read about the sights of the world famous Calgary Stampede: the parade, the grandstand show, the midway, and the various exhibits. Enjoy the excitement of staying in a city filled with cowboys.
Go on a bus trip through the surrounding countryside and meet a retired ferryboat captain from Vancouver, British Columbia who makes up funny poems.
Enjoy Brock and Becca's new friends. If they had not met Shirley and Sweetie, Becca would not have got lost.

Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series. Watch for Brock and Becca on Manitoulin Island.

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Brock and Becca - Saddle Up In Saskatchewan (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 147


Brock and Becca - Saddle Up In Saskatchewan (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca and their parents spend a week at a working cattle ranch in Southern Saskatchewan.
The most exciting event for the two children was the first time they rode on a full-grown horse. Now ponies will no longer do. It was exciting for Mother as well because she had never been on a horse that hadn't thrown her off.
The many activities during the week that Brock and Becca were involved in kept them busy, and Brock convinced that he wanted to be a cowboy when he grew up.

Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series.

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Brock and Becca - Sailing On A Tall Ship (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 163


Brock and Becca - Sailing On A Tall Ship (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for children 6-10 years
Brock and Becca help Quebec City celebrate its 400th birthday.
There are tours to all the famous places and they learn about the big battle between the English and the French on the Plains of Abraham.
Then they spend a week on the tall ship, Caledonia, in the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. There are many trips ashore from the Caledonia, and even a chance to go horseback riding. When they are back in Quebec City they go to a big fireworks display and to a large aquarium.
Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series.

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Brock and Becca - Travel to New Brunswick (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 156


Brock and Becca - Travel to New Brunswick (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca were going to do something they had never done before. They were going to sleep overnight on a train. There was a problem. The beds were missing. Brock also had another problem with a fish packer who thought Brock had taken his boat which was full of salmon. Thank goodness a trip to a candy factory can cure almost any problem.

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Brock and Becca Adventures in the Yukon (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 136


Brock and Becca Adventures in the Yukon (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca enjoy many adventures in the Yukon. They see lots of wild animals and birds, and none of them are in cages.
Two flat tires at the same time on a lonely highway was a worry, but Mom's disappearance was of greater concern. A helicopter ride to a glacier was really exciting. Panning for gold and finding some helped the children to understand why miners were willing to risk their lives in the 'Gold Rush' of the late 1800's.
The Yukon - What a wonderful, wild part of Canada!

Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series.

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Brock and Becca Tour Newfoundland and Labrador (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 144


Brock and Becca Tour Newfoundland and Labrador (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis

Brock enjoys touring Newfoundland and Labrador with other families. John, the only other boy on the tour, has lots of good ideas when it comes to teasing the girls. Brock does a little showing off and gets hurt, but not badly. Mom is not amused.
Every day at least one moose can be seen wandering down the road. Icebergs and whales are spotted from shore. Brock's favourite true story is about a dog that saved 92 people from a boat that was going down in a storm.
Everyone on the tour enjoys a boat trip out to the rocky islands where nesting seabirds abound.
Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in theBrock and Beccaseries.

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Brock and Becca Vacation In Vancouver (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 136


Brock and Becca Vacation In Vancouver (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Join Brock and Becca on the west coast of Canada as they enjoy the many attractions to be found in the city of Vancouver, and on Vancouver Island.
Brock's favourite was the time spent in the Aquarium in Stanley Park because he liked the sharks, snakes, and putting his head in a fish tank.
Becca thought whale watching out on the ocean was the best. She was the only one who didn't get wet.
A fiddler on the roof, and goats on the roof were added enjoyment.

Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series.

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Brock and Becca, Canoeing on the Grand River (Soft cover)

PageNo: 141


Brock and Becca, Canoeing on the Grand River (Soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca are a young brother and sister who share many exciting adventures in different Canadian settings. In "Canoeing on the Grand River" their day of adventure begins with saving the life of a box turtle, and ends with a visit from a family of raccoons. Between these two events is a day spent in boating and exploring. A humorous family friend makes it fun to learn about the birds, animals, and plants which are found in the area.

Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series.

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Brock and Becca, Chill Out In Churchill (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 152


Brock and Becca, Chill Out In Churchill (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Brock and Becca traveled to Churchill, Manitoba on the shore of Hudson Bay. It is the polar bear capital of the world. There are more bears in that area than anywhere else.
The bears and the wolves often come into town looking for food, so there are people with guns protecting the town. If a bear won't leave, they put it to sleep with a tranquilizer gun and when it wakes up, it is in the bear jail.
Brock and Becca went on a dog sled ride, and Brock went out on to the tundra in a buggy with his dad. It was there he saw at least a dozen polar bears.
The children enjoyed the natives' 'tall tales' and what they learned about the animals living in the area.

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Brock and Becca, On Manitoulin Island (Soft cover)

PageNo: 138


Brock and Becca, On Manitoulin Island (Soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca are happy. Instead of being in school, they are vacationing on Manitoulin Island. They find out about the lives of beavers, and some history of the island including a little about the early settlers. They enjoy their picnic lunches with Mom and Dad in many of the different island areas. There is always something to see when Dad treats them to one of his special surprises.
Highlights of the trip include the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, and a cave with its own skeleton.
Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series. Read the other books in the series, Brock and Becca, Canoeing on the Grand River and Brock and Becca at the Calgary Stampede.

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Brock and Becca, Play On Prince Edward Island (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 147


Brock and Becca, Play On Prince Edward Island (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
The family's vacation is to be spent on Prince Edward Island, which is off of Canada's eastern shore. Brock and Becca are excited.
Almost as soon as they get there, they meet some pirates. An island is surrounded by water so there are lighthouses to be climbed, beaches to be explored, boat rides, and even an underwater farm that raises mussels.
Their very last stop on P.E.I. is to be a trip through a Time Travel Tunnel that will take them back to the year 1864.

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Brock and Becca, RV to Edmonton (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 151


Brock and Becca, RV to Edmonton (Soft Cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca travel to Edmonton from Medicine Hat in an RV, but not with their Mom and Dad. For the first time in their lives they are away from their parents for several days. They are with friends of the family and their parrot Pauli.
It is an exciting trip as they stop to see and do so many interesting things. They are attacked by hungry ducks, become spacemen for a little while, watch a buffalo hunt from long ago, touch dinosaurs, view many types of reptiles, and go back in time to village life.
Finally they join up with Mom and Dad for loads more family fun.

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Canada's Story-Book One, The Dawn of Time

PageNo: 87


Canada's Story-Book One, The Dawn of Time
by Robert J. Foley    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
If you enjoyed the CBC series, Canada-A People's History, you will love this 8.5 x 11, fully illustrated book on the history of Canada. A must read for all Canadians!
In the past books written on the history of North America have assumed that time began with the arrival of the European explorers. The truth is, that civilizations flourished on this continent long before the Vikings first looked west across the Northern Sea in 990 C.E. The first Homo Sapiens to settle in the 'New World' some 27,000 years ago lived, loved and struggled to survive in the wilderness much as our ancestors did 400 years ago.
This book attempts to tell, not so much the history, but, the story of Canada. Although the facts are historically correct, the author does not consider himself to be an historian either by formal education or avocation. The author is a story-teller with a passion for the history of his country, a history by the way, that is as exciting as that of any country on this planet.
This is Book One in a series and it tells Canada's Story from The Dawn of Time to the destruction of the Hurons in 1649. It is intended to show the contribution of all the peoples who have settled this land from the First Nations to the French explorers, who risked everything that we might have a country today that we proudly call Canada.

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Canada's Story-Book Two, The Struggle for a Continent

PageNo: 149


Canada's Story-Book Two, The Struggle for a Continent
by Robert J. Foley    « View Author's BIO

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If you enjoyed the CBC series, Canada-A People's History, you will love this 8.5 x 11, fully illustrated book on the history of Canada. A must read for all Canadians!
With the destruction of the Hurons in 1649 the balance of power in Canada shifted dramatically. The Iroquois ranged freely over the St. Lawrence Valley shutting off, for a time, the life's blood of Canada, the Fur Trade. Despite this, Canadians struck out into the unknown to reveal the expanse of a Continent.
Canada Story, Book Two reverberates with the fortitude of great explorers such as La Salle and La Verendrye. At home too was the courage of Canadians who defended their homes against overwhelming odds. The names of Adam Dollard, Sieur des Ormeaux and the petite Madeleine de Verchères echo down through the annals of Canadian history.
This era in Canadian history also saw the beginnings of the Great Struggle for control of the North American continent. France claimed everything west of the Allegheny mountains and it was Canadians who enforced their sovereignty over the vast territory from Quebec to New Orleans. We will meet the man who, more than anyone since Champlain, helped shape this country, Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac.

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CLOSURE (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 268


CLOSURE (Soft Cover)
by Jim Koehler    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Divorced investigative historian, Robert Jerzerski, PhD, reluctantly agrees to help his daughter determine what happened to a boyfriend?s granduncle who disappeared during World War II. His retired lawyer friend, Jack Booker, gets involved and they support the boyfriend?s family efforts to investigate the person. Meanwhile, another family in England is doing the same thing. Both stories unite when a plane crash emerges as the central focus of their efforts.

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Fairy Tales for the Young At Heart (Soft cover)

PageNo: 43


Fairy Tales for the Young At Heart (Soft cover)
by Barbara Bucknall    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 4-10
Fairytales for the Young At Heart is a compilation of three fairytales written in the classic manner of the fairytales you enjoyed as a child.
"The Boy Who Turned Into A Dragon"
"Seal Queens And Swan Princesses"
"Little Slyboots And Her Drum"

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Fairy Tales for the Young At Heart 2 (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 51


Fairy Tales for the Young At Heart 2 (Soft Cover)
by Barbara Bucknall    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 4-10
Fairytales for the Young At Heart 2 is a compilation of three fairytales written in the classic manner of the fairytales you enjoyed as a child.
"The Two Matildas"
"The Horse Prince"
"Queen Diamond and the Beggar Woman"

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Fairy Tales for the Young at Heart 3 (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 58


Fairy Tales for the Young at Heart 3 (Soft Cover)
by Barbara Bucknall    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 4-10
Fairytales for the Young At Heart 3 is a compilation of three fairytales written in the classic manner of the fairytales you enjoyed as a child.
"A Contest Of Witches"
"Isobel And The Robbers"
"The Day Susannah Was Eight Years Old"

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Gifted With Strong Life (Soft cover)

PageNo: 277


Gifted With Strong Life (Soft cover)
by Bernice Daigle    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
The author's inspiring story of growing up in rural New Brunswick in a family rich with love but enveloped in poverty, as told to Anne Osborne.

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Glimpses From Three Continents (Soft cover)

PageNo: 214


Glimpses From Three Continents (Soft cover)
by Detlev Kirchgatter    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
The author escaped from Soviet occupied East Germany in 1947 at fourteen years of age. This left him an unwanted citizen in West Germany. Having to survive, he ended up in North Sea dike construction and a spell of coal mining in the Ruhr District.
By 1952 he was able to emigrate to Canada and followed the proverbial career of an immigrant; dishwasher, miner, carpenter, eventual university graduation, setting type in a newspaper, work in oceanography, farming and teaching.
Being a trained geographer, and as part of his job pursuits he managed to travel extensively (some of it in his own sailing vessel), in North American, Europe and East Africa. The book is not a travelogue, but rather an examination of the people, their ways of life, encountered in this eventful experience.
If one had to sum up this volume, it is probably best described as a contemporary history as experienced by one man.

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Hidden Potential (Soft cover)

PageNo: 143


Hidden Potential (Soft cover)
by Andrew Spowart, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
The author states, "People who consistently fail eventually view themselves as failures. Consequently, the associated loss of self confidence minimizes their chances of reaching true personal potential."
The author speaks from experience. At age 15 he dropped out of elementary school and remained uneducated for ten years.
Then he began a second journey--and succeeded!

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Horse Witch (Soft cover)

PageNo: 321


Horse Witch (Soft cover)
by Ruth Troughton    « View Author's BIO

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A compelling story about a young girl, Carrie Brun, who has an extraordinary gift for training horses, a skill learned under the hard tutelage of her father.
Living in a man's world, she tries to hide her redheaded beauty under plain clothes and a deliberately young look, but it is impossible to hide her pale grey eyes that have earned her the name 'Horse Witch', often whispered in awe by the superstitious stable hands.
Carrie strikes out on her own, heading west to find a job running a riding establishment. But soon more complications arise in her life forcing her to make some very difficult decisions.
An entertaining story of love and romance intermingled with the day-to-day lives of horse trainers, written by an expert horsewoman and artist, Ruth Troughton. Ruth's own painting of her favourite horses is used for the cover of this book.

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Hughie & Honey Bear (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 105


Hughie & Honey Bear (Soft Cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 8 to 80!
A mother bear awakens after a long winter hibernation to find that she has given birth to two adorable bear cubs, Hughie and Honey.
The bear cubs get into all kinds of hilarious situations as Mother bear does her best to teach them everything they will need to know as adult bears.
Hughie's sister is trapped by conservation officers at a young age. Hughie meets a mate the following year and together they pull off some cute capers on the sportsmen who visit the area.
The young bear cubs mean no harm to humans. They are just curious and playful and have a craving for sweets.
The story is written by Boniface Idziak, a prospector in northern Ontario. He is able to weave a love of nature and natural settings into this delightful book, suitable for all ages.

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Hughie, Bow and Ruefus (Soft cover)

PageNo: 101


Hughie, Bow and Ruefus (Soft cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 8-80!
Hughie, Bow and Ruefus is the second in a series of three books written by Boniface Idziak, a prospector in northern Ontario. Boniface is able to weave a love of nature and natural settings into this delightful book, suitable for all ages.
In this continuing story, Hughie and Bow awake from their long winter hibernation and soon find a friend in Ruefus, a 'bush-wise' bear that was orphaned as a young cub. The three bears spend the summer together getting into many funny and entertaining situations. When Ruefus suddenly disappears, Hughie and Bow are called upon to help find him.
Enjoy Hughie's antics in Hughie and Honey Bear and The Adventures of Hughie and Bow.

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Insiders Or Outsiders

PageNo: 63


Insiders Or Outsiders
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Soft Cover
A collection of 60 original poems illustrated by the author's own scissor craft.

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Julie In Between (Soft cover)

PageNo: 291


Julie In Between (Soft cover)
by Elizabeth Taylor    « View Author's BIO

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Julie Tennant's grandmother dies two months before summer vacation. Julie is devastated but like any fifteen-year-old the desire to have fun with friends at times overcomes her sadness.
Harris Vane gives Julie her first kiss but that night he takes Meg to the beach party. Although Harris has his arm around Meg, he stares at Julie through the bonfire flames and suddenly asks Julie to sit with him. He then recounts the legend of his Great Aunt Veronica who drowned at the beach sixty years ago.

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Laurence, The Champion (soft cover)

PageNo: 169


Laurence, The Champion (soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

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Soft Cover
Recommended for ages 8 and up
Laurence is a young boy growing up during the Depression. Being poor is the only life he knows.
He lives in a haunted house and is bothered by the resident ghost. At school he faces a crabby teacher, and the school bully. A sister who sometimes tattles on him must also be endured.
Life isn't all bad. Good friends, a blood brother, a man named Running Bear, and Laurence's dog, Spot, share Laurence's enjoyment of life and exciting adventures.

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Laurence, The Trapper (Soft cover)

PageNo: 178


Laurence, The Trapper (Soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
>Recommended for ages 8 and up
Happiness and sadness follow the thirteen year-old Laurence through the second book in the series:'The Trapper'.
His friends: a new pet named Henrietta; working on Uncle Andy's farm; and a trip to the Toronto Exhibition, bring joy.
A father who is out of work; a dog that is costing the family money; the death of a classmate; and the departure of Running Bear, cause sorrow.
Then danger appears in the form of two armed and vicious bank robbers: Gunter Hamm and Fred Oxford. Laurence becomes their captive.
Follow Laurence?s adventures in the first and last books in the series: Laurence, The Champion and Laurence, The Worker.

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Laurence, The Worker (Soft cover)

PageNo: 221


Laurence, The Worker (Soft cover)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed.    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
>Recommended for ages 8 and up
In the final book of the Laurence triogy, Laurence turns 14, moves to town, and begins high school. The move meant Laurence left behind his good friends, and animal pets.
His enemy Mitch returns to threaten him. Disappointments and loneliness push him towards a new group of friends who do 'exciting' things. Even though he is a hard-working young man, there is always time for mischief. Will his new friends lead him into serious trouble? A meeting with Grandpa Moses, and Dave Browning, a young man who will die in the War, and the memories of Running Bear help to protect Laurence.
The first two books are: Laurence, The Champion and Laurence the Trapper.

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Lelawala, A Legend of the Maid of the Mist

PageNo: 42


Lelawala, A Legend of the Maid of the Mist
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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Soft Cover
Erhei Liang, composer, has put Lini's story of Lelawala to music and it will be performed at the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto on June 16th, 2001. Lini will be the guest of honour.
Lelawala, A Legend of the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls and illustrated by the author's own scissorcraft.
Learn the old Indian legend behind the paradise for lovers, Niagara Falls.

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Liberation 1944-45 (soft cover)

PageNo: 392


Liberation 1944-45 (soft cover)
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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The people of Holland lost lives, homes and property during the Second World War, but never lost faith in an Allied Liberation they knew was soon to come.
Forced out of their home after it was ransacked and burned by occupying German forces, author Lini R. Grol and her family wandered the bombed-out Dutch countryside for weeks, sleeping in ditches, barns and basements as they waited for Liberation.
They faced danger at every turn. As Allied aircraft bombed German positions and the Nazis returned the fire, the homeless refugees were often caught in between.
Were it not for the undying Faith of her mother, Lini Grol might never have lived to tell her story. But God heard her pious mother's prayers and delivered them to safety time and again. "...our whole pilgrimage seemed to be guided by a hand that rescued us time and again at the moment of our greatest despair..."
Liberation is a story of hardship, courage and Faith, which will bring exciting inspiration to all who open its pages.

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Magic Gifts

PageNo: 36


Magic Gifts
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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Hard Cover
Three delightful short stories reflecting the spirit of the Christmas season illustrated by the author's own scissor craft.

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MEMORIES OF A RURAL COUNTRY SHRINK (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 107


MEMORIES OF A RURAL COUNTRY SHRINK (Soft Cover)
by Dr. Verdun Trione    « View Author's BIO

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Memories is the personal anecdotal recollections of a rural country psychologist among the farmers and timber people of Northern California in the 1950s.
The author visited homes without curtains, but their pickup trucks had them. He ate out of salad bowls that had Cool Whip printed on the side. He was served food from a buffet table that was also an ironing board.
This is the story of how a young, naïve psychologist gave services to such communities and trusted he edged these communities ahead a few years.
Philosophically, Dr. Trione realized his efforts were those of a Humanist (the application of reason and science to solve human problems).

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Midnight Musings

PageNo: 51


Midnight Musings
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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Hard Cover
51 Musings illustrated by the author's own scissor craft.

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MORE Great Canadian Fishing Stories (Soft cover)

PageNo: 155


MORE Great Canadian Fishing Stories (Soft cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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When the snow is too deep or only the black flies are biting, curl up with this hilarious collection of tales by eight of Canada's most brilliant outdoors writers.

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Murder Has No Tongue (Soft cover)

PageNo: 171


Murder Has No Tongue (Soft cover)
by Verna Frampton Reid    « View Author's BIO

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Two items in Jenny Aldred's morning local paper open a whole new world for her; a world in which murder, and a young boy's terror entirely encompass her. Joggers discover five-year-old Mark wandering along the trail beside the Niagara River. He's wearing pyjamas, and clutching a teddy bear. He cannot, or will not, speak. A young woman's body is found at the base of the tower near the river. There is a connection, and it takes all of Jenny's determination, and Staff Sergeant William Janes's sleuthing skills to uncover the answers to several mysteries in this second murder novel by Verna Reid. MURDER HAS NO TONGUE has the sights and sounds of Niagara for its setting. It is a fast-paced story of devotion, love of a different kind, and finally, stark terror.

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Murder On The Lane (Soft cover)

PageNo: 301


Murder On The Lane (Soft cover)
by Verna Frampton Reid    « View Author's BIO

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In the third book by Verna Reid in the Niagara Murder Mysteries Trilogy, the ever-resourceful Jenny Aldred finds herself in a situation from which she may not get out of alive. It all began with the discovery of a body in a field used as a burial ground for the First Nation warriors who fought in the War of 1812. But in that same desolate field, there was one body of a more recent vintage, and when it was uncovered, Staff Sergeant William Janes once again was involved with Jenny in tracing the horrific events that lead to death. The trail follows the winding Lundy's Lane, west to Highway 20 out of Niagara Falls, and eventually leads to a long-forgotten love affair in Toronto. The two protagonists become star-crossed lovers in this exciting story of murder and suicide, as Janes becomes interested in the beautiful physiotherapist, Lee Monserra, and Jenny discovers handsome George Arkwright is not all he seems to be. It is only when Jenny's life is in danger that the unexpected solution is revealed.

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Murder Shrieks Out (Soft cover)

PageNo: 229


Murder Shrieks Out (Soft cover)
by Verna Frampton Reid    « View Author's BIO

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A body has washed up by the Whirlpool in the Niagara River. At first, it is thought to be a suicide. However, further investigation proves otherwise. Anne Morrow, the creative director of the local radio station was, in fact, drowned. It has become a murder case, one that affects the life of her co-worker, Jenny Aldred.
Anne was not particularly well-liked by those who knew her, and these include her ex-husband, Ronald Dyson, currently dating Jenny; Lewis Bryant, the radio station's program director and Anne's supervisor; and Elspeth Newcombe, the junior writer at the station. Anne had a young lover, Francis Turner, and he and the murdered woman's cleaning lady, Mary Cook, are the only ones apparently upset by Ann's death.
As the events unravel, there is further murder, a lost teenager, and the beginning of a romance for Jenny and the detective assigned to the case.

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My Berlin--Its People From Hitler to Present (Soft cover)

PageNo: 132


My Berlin--Its People From Hitler to Present (Soft cover)
by Detlev Kirchgatter    « View Author's BIO

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The author escaped from Soviet occupied East Germany in 1947 at fourteen years of age. This left him an unwanted citizen in West Germany. Having to survive, he ended up in North Sea dike construction and a spell of coal mining in the Ruhr District.
By 1952 he was able to emigrate to Canada and followed the proverbial career of an immigrant; dishwasher, miner, carpenter, eventual university graduation, setting type in a newspaper, work in oceanography, farming and teaching.
Being a trained geographer, and as part of his job pursuits he managed to travel extensively (some of it in his own sailing vessel), in North American, Europe and East Africa. The book is not a travelogue, but rather an examination of the people, their ways of life, encountered in this eventful experience.
If one had to sum up this volume, it is probably best described as a contemporary history as experienced by one man.

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My Creepy Summer (Soft cover)

PageNo: 274


My Creepy Summer (Soft cover)
by Sheryl Fletcher    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 10-16
12 year-old Christina (Tissy) Matthews spends four weeks of her summer vacation with her mother's relatives at their newly purchased house in the country. When she arrives she meets Norma, the young girl who lives across the road. Norma tells Tissy about the ghost of Mary O'Hanlan that haunts her cousin's house. As the ghost becomes more and more apparent to Tissy, she and Norma decide to investigate why the ghost is not at rest and to help her. They hold a séance and discover that the ghost of Mary O'Hanlan wants to know the truth about what happened to her father who disappeared without a trace 95 years earlier. The townspeople had started a rumour that Mary's mother murdered her father and buried him on the property and Mary and her mother became life-long outcasts in the community. Tissy and Norma enlist the aid of local reporter, Wade Hemming, and together they discover the truth behind the mystery.

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My Friend Noma, The Wolf (Soft cover)

PageNo: 65


My Friend Noma, The Wolf (Soft cover)
by Violet Docheff    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 5-12
A delightful story about a young native girl who learns the way of the woods from her Grandmother, and in the process befriends a wolf she names, Noma.

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No Better Friend Has Man (Soft cover)

PageNo: 119


No Better Friend Has Man (Soft cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

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Suitable for ages 8 - 80
These are true stories about dogs we have cared for and others we have known during thirty years of owning our own dogs.
All our dogs were of different breeds, and each had its own ways and its own character. The dogs we owned had no training by either my wife or me, but we believe through every day they spent with us, they did learn fromour kindness, patience and love shown towards them.

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Northern Ontario (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 124


Northern Ontario (Soft Cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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A humourous look at the history and some of the places of Northern Ontario. Not all the places. There are 387 places in Northern Ontario, not counting all the places where there are no people and which are therefore difficult to count as official places. Anyway, 387 places is a lot of places. And you can only put so many places into a little book.

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On The Back Seat Of The Bus (soft cover)

PageNo: 221


On The Back Seat Of The Bus (soft cover)
by Denis Hinchliffe    « View Author's BIO

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On The Back Seat Of The Bus is a true travel adventure from start to finish and tells of the fun, entertainment and friendship found on a group tour.
Names, places and photographs will bring back many memories for those who have travelled on one of my many tours, while for those contemplating such a holiday it will be a perfect introduction into what takes place.
Enjoy a behind the scenes look as a tour is set up, learn how members of the Royal Family played a part in several of the episodes, follow the drama of travelling across Paris with the author, by ambulance, seeking medical help for a broken foot.
With horn blaring, sirens wailing, only to stop halfway, first for a coffee break, then to be asked point blanc if I could show them money to make sure that they were going to be paid. I have often wondered if they would have turfed me out on the sidewalk if unable to do so.
Its all here, nearly 221 pages of fun and excitement, plus 65 beautiful photographs, great reading, you will not want to put it down.

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Once Upon An Island (Soft cover)

PageNo: 203


Once Upon An Island (Soft cover)
by Marion Seabrook    « View Author's BIO

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Winner Of The One Book Northern Ontario Must Read Contest 2004
Two story lines masterfully woven into a gripping tale of mystery and murder on Manitoulin Island.
The mystery taking place in the present is purely fictional and develops around an ex-convict determined to get his revenge on society by committing unsolvable crimes. He has had plenty of time in prison to develop an ingenious and complicated strategy that includes collecting objects which determine whom he kills, where he kills and when. He has determined his next victim will be on Manitoulin Island.
At one of the local auction sales he befriends two elderly ladies and is invited to stay with one of them. He is absolutely wonderful to her, and she finds in him the son she never had. He gains the confidence of the people in the community, taking part in projects and social activities.
Everything seems to be going along smoothly until his landlady catches him in a bold-faced lie and the two elderly ladies decide to take the matter into their own hands and see what he is up to--a decision they might live to regret.

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One Man's Meat Is Another Man's 'Poisson'  (softcover version)

PageNo: 248


One Man's Meat Is Another Man's 'Poisson' (softcover version)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Poisson is a humourous collection of light-hearted vignettes gathered by an intrepid Canadian travel journalist during his off-beat wanderings and bumblings around the world.
A must read for anyone who has travelled extensively or those who are contemplating it!

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Ontario Place Names (Soft cover)

PageNo: 248


Ontario Place Names (Soft cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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This completely revised and updated edition of Ontario Place Names contains 30% more listings, including all places with offbeat and unusual names, regardless of population. It is the only book of its kind to include all the offbeat, bizarre and humourous incidents of the communities' history and explains the origin of the communities' names, gives current populations and locations, all historical events and tells about interesting people from explorers to sports stars, from actors and inventors to wily entrepreneurs.
Ontario Place Names makes a great gift and is a wonderful companion for young and old on a car trip.

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Rock of Ages (Soft cover)

PageNo: 291


Rock of Ages (Soft cover)
by Alexandra Duncan    « View Author's BIO

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When Megan Cameron, freelance journalist, suspects her hotel partner and beloved godmother, Amelia, of having unintentionally stolen the legendary Rock of Ages, an invaluable Celto-Christian treasure, from the Edinburgh Museum of Antiquities, she dismisses the possibility as ludicrous.
Their innocent calm on the Scottish island of Arran is disturbed by the arrival of three men. As events unfold, Megan is convinced that one of these men is responsible for switching the real Rock of Ages with the replica bought by Amelia. Even when the evidence points to Ben, Megan discovers she is hopelessly and dangerously in love with him. Set among the diverse and lovely landscape of Arran, this romantic mystery blossoms with the double sting as Megan learns about trust, not only in others, but in herself.

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Rogue Warriors (Soft cover)

PageNo: 454


Rogue Warriors (Soft cover)
by Dr. Verdun Trione    « View Author's BIO

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Rogue Warriors is a gut-wrenching novel about an experiment to train incorrigible Psychopathic youth into mercenaries. Psychopaths, brilliant and without conscience, thumb their noses at standard rehabilitative efforts. This training program capitalizes on the Psychopath's penchant for violence. The chosen few are offered the opportunity to fight terrorists or do jail time as adults.
The team forms a tough, deadly, mobile strike force. Contracts are obtained and they destroy a terrorist training camp in the Nevada desert; wipe out Skinheads in Idaho; capture and return a murderer from Canada to the United States; assassinate a murderer and child procurer in Venice.
They range the Southwest with lightening strikes over the Mexican border. The Cartel's illegal trade in drugs, weapons and people is shattered. Despite casualties, CIEL (Central Intelligence and Experimental Laboratory) declares the experiment a success and offers future funding.

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ROUNDS COMPLETE

PageNo: 52


ROUNDS COMPLETE
by G. Michael Kirby    « View Author's BIO

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A History of the 57th Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons) RCA This book deals with the 57th Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. A regiment whose history so graphically illustrates the amalgamating and restructuring that has plagued the Canadian Army, regular and militia, so much over the years. Hopefully it will explain why so many regiments carry two or more names in the make up of their current titles, or maybe an insight into why a regiment's members are not only comfortable with the knowledge that they may be "gunners", but they also have the confidence to walk with the swagger of a highlander or a cavalry trooper.

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SAR--We Have A Mission (Soft cover)

PageNo: 160


SAR--We Have A Mission (Soft cover)
by Jim Koehler    « View Author's BIO

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An incredibly fascinating and detailed account of the author's own experiences as a Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteer in the state of New Mexico, USA.
After retiring from an engineering career he joined the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council (AMRC) in late 1997 and has been a volunteer field worker ever since. That involvement has provided him with some of the most satisfying and rewarding times of his life.
The author has endeavored to make this narrative as non-controversial and positive as possible while still being factually accurate in his descriptions of the SAR missions discussed. The missions range from trivial to important, humorous to tragic, and from saving lives to recovering the dead. Throughout all those events his colleagues in the AMRC and the other SAR teams he has worked with have gained his greatest admiration and respect.
"We have all worked together to insure that the SAR motto, That Others May Live, is more than just words."

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Scissors Craft

PageNo: 48


Scissors Craft
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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Soft Cover
Discover Your Scissors
Through the centuries, many people have used their scissors to express their moods and emotions, by creating pieces of art. Some have become rich and famous with their cuttings.
It is recorded that in the 16th century a scissorcutter in Holland received four thousand florins for one of his cuttings, a handsome sum even by today's standards.
Many people start out cutting the heads of their family and friends in silouette, and later advance to other designs, often expanding on a favorite theme in life.
Religion, music, politics and caricatures are often illustrated with the scissors. The possibilities are endless, and all you need is a pair of scissors from your home and a piece of paper. What are you waiting for? Good luck fellow cutter-upper-to-be.

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Secrets I Know (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 330


Secrets I Know (Soft Cover)
by Sheryl Fletcher    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 10-16
Tissy Matthews is excited about beginning grade 7 and hanging out with her friends. But she does worry what kind of teacher Mrs. Ward will be because she's heard that she loves nature a little too much. A new girl joins her class this year named Lara. Although Tracy and Karen immediately decide that Lara tries to act too old for her age, Tissy and Rachel take the time to get to know her. They include her in their activities and quickly discover that Lara is a lot of fun to be around. But signs of a stressed home life soon become obvious. Although Lara is very private about her personal life, Tissy can't help but wonder what is going on that Lara doesn't want to share with her friends. As their friendship strengthens, Lara becomes more comfortable with Tissy and eventually entrusts her with a secret she has never revealed before. As certain events unfold, Tissy's mother also feels it?s the right time to tell her something from the past leaving Tissy with "Secrets I Know."

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Seduced By Sapphires (Soft cover)

PageNo: 244


Seduced By Sapphires (Soft cover)
by Dianne Fetterly    « View Author's BIO

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Living in a small community in rural Virginia, auburn-haired veterinarian, Cassandra Davidson thought she knew everyone in town. But who was the tall, dark firefighter she spotted at a tragic fire and why did his haunting, blue eyes invade her nightmares.
Despite her obvious attraction to the stranger, Cassandra wasn't interested in love right now. She was still reeling from a lost love and would rather be alone than risk having her heart broken again. But no matter how hard she tried, Cassandra couldn't keep those eyes out of her thoughts.
Nicholas Cunningham had just found out the love of his life was a married woman. In an effort to put the disastrous relationship behind him, he jumped at the chance to get away from Richmond and head out to the quaint, Colonial town for a few weeks to update the local firefighters on the latest firefighting techniques. But maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all, since Nicholas found himself enjoying the attention of the deputy fire chief's stunning, green-eyed wife.

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Seed Of Sorrow (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 509


Seed Of Sorrow (Soft Cover)
by Carol Hurt    « View Author's BIO

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In "Seed of Sorrow", escape is exactly what the heroine, Emilia Creighton, must do! She must escape marriage to Edward Haverton, a man she detests. She must escape her grandparents, the Creighton's who have convinced her that she will become like her mother, and one day go insane, killing anyone she dare love. Because of the fear of harming anyone, Emilia vows never to love! She finds her escape in the form of Captain Barclay D. Lancaster, whose ship is sailing to America. Stowing away is only the beginning of her adventurous journey that ends in the arms of the man who eventually wins her heart.

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Seven Original Fables

PageNo: 56


Seven Original Fables
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

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Soft Cover
Seven Original Fables written by Canadian author, Lini R. Grol, and illustrated with the author's own scissorcraft.
Three Ants
The Locust and the Snail
The Martin and the Sparrow
The Worm
The Word
The Butterfly
When

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Summer Of The Hand (Soft cover)

PageNo: 192


Summer Of The Hand (Soft cover)
by Ishbel Moore    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 10 and up
Shona does not want to move to Winnipeg, Canada, but at 12 years-old she has little choice. Determined never to forget her home community of Moodiesburn, near Glasgow, she starts visiting all her favourite places including Ballayn Castle with its hand in the stone.
Before she is fully aware of what is happening, she and her cousin Davey are drawn back in time to 1567 when Ballayn is being enlarged, political intrigue is rife, and a terrible murder is about to be committed.
Unable to return to 1967, Shona and Davey find themselves caught in the past. Will they make it back to the present in time for Shona to go to Canada? Or will they be trapped forever beneath the hand in the stone?

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Tales From The Niagara Peninsula

PageNo: 39


Tales From The Niagara Peninsula
by Lini R. Grol    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Hard Cover
A fantasy collection of four short stories set in the Niagara Peninsula:
Themaka, The Runaway Bride
Welland's History (As it is not found in school books)
Our Niagara River
Fidelio

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The Adventures of Hughie (Soft cover)

PageNo: 91


The Adventures of Hughie (Soft cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 8-80
The Adventures of Hughie is the third book in a series of three that was written for a general audience--the young at heart--and are suitable for everyone ages 8 through 80.
Hughie and Bow have awakened from their winter hibernation and now must start their search for their missing friend, Ruefus. They get into all kinds of hilarious situations during their search. This will be the last summer Hughie and Bow will spend together. Next year Hughie will travel alone while Bow will have her own little cub to look after and teach the ways of the woods.

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The Beach Kids in Oceans of Trouble (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 114


The Beach Kids in Oceans of Trouble (Soft Cover)
by Elizabeth Taylor    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 8 and up
Jazz Sugarman is just itching for an adventure. If she can't find one she will dream one up and make sure that her little sister, Lizanne and friends Sarah and Badger Baker are included.
A few years earlier, the kids had discovered a secret cove near their hometown of Luna Beach, California. One day they meet two strangers, Kat and Splitter. Splitter wants to have a bonfire up at Luna Park. Jazz knows that's a bad idea. Later that night the kids hear a loud explosion from the park.
Who started the blaze? What clue does Jazz find near the charred shed in the park that makes her think she knows who started the fire?
At the end of their adventure, there are some special surprises waiting for the kids in their cove one moonlit night.

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The Black Sands of the Karakum (Soft cover)

PageNo: 426


The Black Sands of the Karakum (Soft cover)
by Dr. Verdun Trione    « View Author's BIO

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Within a period of one hundred years, the Mafia in the United States has undergone change. The change is addressed in this novel. The Western Mafia is a coalition of several Families and is identified as having moved into legitimate gambling and entrepreneurships, including professional. The Eastern Mafia coalition operates on the old values of Omerta and organized secrecy?not untypical of what was transferred from Sicily during the late 1800?s.
Listening to stories of Mafia activities by Eastern and Western Families, he sensed this was a different story. Many books have been written about the Mafia genre. Instead of violence and conflicting Families, he heard about deals in cattle, property, gaming and oil, the same as any legitimate business man. Then, he heard from a casino executive about his interest in the huge reserves of oil under the desert of a country called Turkmenistan. Upon further research, it was evident the author had the makings of a story with two Mafia groups, the Eastern and Western Families?the Eastern Mafia wanting to drill for oil with no regard for the people or heritage of the region.
Written in the rich tradition of The Reluctant Godfather and Rogue Warriors, Dr. Trione?s third novel will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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The Days of Wine and Rascals (Soft cover)

PageNo: 389


The Days of Wine and Rascals (Soft cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

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A hamlet with a population of 22 people, whose language they couldn't speak or understand, was an unlikely place for two young Canadians to try to learn the skills of developing a bar-restaurant-discotheque business with the unprepossessing name of Casa No-No.
When that hamlet was located high in the Pyrenees Mountains in the tiny European Co-principality of Andorra -- known only to stamp collectors and a few geography teachers -- it wasn't easy finding enough customers to pay the heating bills.
Join the author in this hilarious romp down memory lane.

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The Guilty Teacher (Soft cover)

PageNo: 243


The Guilty Teacher (Soft cover)
by Dr. Paulette B. Maggiolo    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Soft Cover
This book is a remarkable accomplishment--on one hand it is a riveting story with achingly real characters. On the other it is a light illuminating the hidden darkness in our classrooms and forcing us to see that drug use is a widespread blight on this country's educational system. Naive parents must wake up. Jaded educators must take courage. Only united can we prevail against a problem that does not discriminate by race, religion or family tree.
The teens in this book are pitiful but the pity the author creates is more the life they lead than the people themselves.
It's not their fault, according to the writer, but the fault of the environment and people who were suppose to be in charge.

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The Mystery Of Butternut House (softcover version)

PageNo: 68


The Mystery Of Butternut House (softcover version)
by Frances MacDonald    « View Author's BIO

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Recommended for ages 8-12
This is a story of a young girl, Laura, who lives in Toronto with her grandparents but is sent on a summer holiday to visit her Aunt in the village of Glenarm.
She is swept along by the numerous and exciting every day pleasures and trials of living in a small town as compared to city life. During this time Laura discovers secrets of her past which seem to be tied to the mystery of the old log house.
A young Indian boy becomes her friend and together they uncover a link in their past and a harmony in the days that follow. They explore and discover the love they share for animals and an interest in the ecology of the land.
Each chapter leads the reader towards the ultimate conclusion and the solving of the mystery of Butternut House.

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The Niagara Peninsula (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 112


The Niagara Peninsula (Soft Cover)
by David E. Scott    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
An historical tour book of the Niagara Peninsula

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The Reluctant Godfather (Soft cover)

PageNo: 398


The Reluctant Godfather (Soft cover)
by Dr. Verdun Trione    « View Author's BIO

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A chilling and suspenseful tale of Mafia life drawn from characters the author knew as a child in the Sonoma Valley of California. Others were drawn on relatives in San Francisco, Berkeley, Petaluma, and Pittsburg, California; including the Northern California Coast. Having spent thirty-five years in Las Vegas and other parts of Nevada, he became familiar with the settings and people of that unique state to write this book.
Professor Florio Treponte is told he has inherited his deceased Mafia uncle's Empire. Jolted, he refuses to believe the executives who bring the news to him. Despite his protestations, he is advised "it's an offer he can not refuse". His uncle, Don Quattro has had him under protective surveillance for the past two years. He must now move to his uncle's Villa on the edge of Las Vegas.
Attacked at the Villa; dodging assassins; avoiding arrest on false charges of murder, Florio flees to the mountains with his aide Huicksi, a Hopi, who protects him.
Florio undergoes a painful epiphany. A change occurs in his perceptions and character while grappling with the challenges and obstacles he's faced. He skillfully masterminds and puts into motion events crushing the Families who have sought his demise. He emerges from being an idealistic professor to a tough, decisive, Draconian, but compassionate Godfather who earns the "respect" of all other Mafia Families.

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THE STONE MAIDEN (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 126


THE STONE MAIDEN (Soft Cover)
by Dolores Anna Careless    « View Author's BIO

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The setting is Canso, Nova Scotia, during the Depression and Prohibition. Danny helps his father empty the chemical toilets, so he is nicknamed Stinky. He is poor but plucky and dares set his sights on the beautiful Melora, who is very much a lady. Her father Donald is publisher of The Breeze. Her mother Elizabeth is a snob who disapproves of Danny. A running battle ensues. Danny is our hero--he likes to get even. The townspeople, who play a significant part in his struggle, love him.
You will love him too. Find out how Danny overrides adversity to become a man among men.

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Too Many Farewells (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 220


Too Many Farewells (Soft Cover)
by Molly Glass    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Too Many Farewells takes place in Scotland from 1909-1920. A mother deliberately abandons her eight-year-old son, Danny, where she knows he will be found by Reverend Bruce MacAlister and his wife, Kirsty who have just waved goodbye to his daughter and her family as they leave for Canada.
It is about the intrigue and relationships that develop and about the faith, hope and love that manages to overcome some devastating and life-endangering happenings which include many farewells, some happy and some extremely sad.

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Touched By An Island (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 159


Touched By An Island (Soft Cover)
by Marion Seabrook    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Touched By An Island is rooted in the spirit of home. It is a murder plot, a love story, the finding of a son a mother had given up at birth, and a look at the rural character. But it is mostly about the importance of place.
The importance of their Island home is forefront in Mae's and Allie's experience; it is the reason why Brian left the city with its big paycheck and returned to his parents' farm; it is something that Jamie wants to learn more about, and it is something that Sheila is coming to understand when she observes that "It's funny how you Islanders are so attached to a place."
But it is not that uncommon, as Brian is told by the Old Timer he meets on a Cape Breton Island beach, a journey he has undertaken in order to accomplish some soul searching. "Sometimes you gotta go away," the Old Timer says, "to know that where you really belong is where you come from. When you're touched by an island, a big part of you is always going to be there." Brian acknowledges that this is the answer to his quest.

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Unexpected Means (Soft Cover)

PageNo: 464


Unexpected Means (Soft Cover)
by Henry O'Keefe    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
In 1924 MI6 is handed a gift. An expatriate Englishman born of Russian parents is working deep inside the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow. He is angered that the Communists have emerged from the 1917 Revolution as the ruling faction, virtually bringing his career to an end. He must do something to ensure the government's hold on power is not long lasting. He contacts the British and offers his services.
Agent Willy Mudskipper has been assigned the task of recruiting someone to act as a liaison between the mole and his handlers. Enter Sergei Koslov, a Russian sable breeder, who makes regular sales sorties to Europe and England. Sergei too is opposed to the Communist takeover and is anxious to assist in any effort to bring the Leninists down.
Dorothy Millington manages a fur shop in London's west end. She has dreamt of having a shop of her own since she first started in the fur business, but her ego and ambition get her into big trouble.
Willy arranges a surreptitious meeting with Dorothy. The plan is to beguile her and then play on her patriotism. MI6 needs a London furrier to receive shipments directly from Sergei's ranch. The shipments will be used to get information and various other items the mole has stolen, out of Russia. Willy unexpectedly becomes romantically involved with Dorothy.
Dorothy's guv, Moses Blackburn, and Sergei's foreman, Stanas Rocheski, are long lost cousins and unbeknownst to everyone, Stanas is already shipping pelts, he has stolen from Sergei, to Moses in London.
Dorothy, Sergei and Willy all go to France, and with the help of MI6, capture Stanas and Moses. Before they all leave France MI6 arrests Sergei for spying against England. We learn that Sergei and his family, have been threatened with being sent to Siberia if he doesn't agree to work as a double agent. When he is returned to England, he is overwhelmed with guilt and disgrace for having deceived Willy and for having given an entire underground cell up to the Communists, he commits suicide.
Sergei wills the money he has in England to Dorothy, hence the Unexpected Means with which to buy the fur shop.

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Vow Of Friendship (Soft cover)

PageNo: 274


Vow Of Friendship (Soft cover)
by Sheryl Fletcher    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
Recommended for ages 10-16
VOW OF FRIENDSHIP is the story of an 11 year-old girl, Christina ('Tissy') Matthews and her group of five friends, Rachel, Tracy, Anna, Karen, and Cameron. The story follows the group of friends through their grade six school year and how each deals with peer-pressure, an awakening interest in boys, their families and each other. Tissy learns some important life lessons after being mean to a 'nerdy' boy in school, egging a neighbour's house and being pressured to steal some candy. The group of friends manages to work through their many disagreements and although each member of the group is very different from the others, at the end of the school year they all take a Vow of Friendship to remain friends forever.

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Voyage Into Life (Soft cover)

PageNo: 214


Voyage Into Life (Soft cover)
by Detlev Kirchgatter    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
This book starts in Germany. When deep in mud on the North Sea he promised himself one day he would view land from seaward aboard his own vessel.
Years later he realized that promise when a boat was built for him in Canada. He sets out on the long trek from the Great Lakes to Norfolk, Virginia where he definitely departs across the Atlantic to Gibraltar.
Awaiting his wife in Gibraltar he answers long overdue letters. Together they continue to Barcelona in Spain.
In anticipation of a new crew his wife departs and he has time to reflect on their joint visit in Berlin and some of the most recent political developments.
With that arriving new crew he leaves Barcelona for Antigua via the Canary Islands. In Antigua his wife rejoins and both sail to Florida to ultimately continue home via the Intra Coastal Waterway. The voyage ends in Kingston, Ontario.

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Web of Injustice Between Borders (Soft cover)

PageNo: 174


Web of Injustice Between Borders (Soft cover)
by Boniface Idziak    « View Author's BIO

Synopsis
When I came home from work that day, on August 25, 1987, I had no idea that my wife Ginny and I would be facing a five-year ordeal that would require all of our moral strength and courage before it was over.
This is our story of persecution, vendettas and the Web of Injustice Between Borders.

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Who Are We  Why Are We Here  (Soft cover)

PageNo: 221


Who Are We Why Are We Here (Soft cover)
by William H. Ainsworth    « View Author's BIO

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The author’s determined search for his own process of spirituality provided revealing and rewarding results that changed the way he lives. Bill’s extensive and unique blend of education, experience and interest in “what makes America tick” helps him to target what he believes are both elusive and nagging concerns that Americans have for America. He identifies these problems and formulates creative solutions.

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