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Holiday Gems

One of the joys of the holiday is settling down after all the energetic activities to read inspired holiday fiction.   You are no doubt familiar with some of the well-known holiday books and short stories… Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol…     The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson… Eugene Field’s The First Christmas Tree…          …

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Thunder and Lightning and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

While listening to a radio program which mentioned Santa’s reindeer in the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, something occurred to my mom about Donner and Blitzen. In her native German language, donner means thunder, and blitzen means lightning. We were both curious to know if the creator of the song chose these names because of …

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Fall Book Sale in Calgary – November 2nd to 4th, 2017

Specializing in used children’s books, a big selection of quality books, including children’s books, classics, Christmas and Christian books, are available at this sale! Prices start at ONLY $2 PER BOOK Last fall, I happened upon this sale sponsored by Used Book Treasures, and loved it. I bought 3 gems, including two unique Christmas books written …

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One more day of this Calgary Book Sale!

A big selection of quality books, including children’s books, classics, Christmas and Christian books, are available for one more day of this sale! I just discovered this sale, sponsored by Used Book Treasures, and bought 3 gems, including two unique Christmas books written by classic authors, for only $3 each. You can browse through the …

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Review of The Little Hunchback Zia by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“And it came to pass nigh upon nineteen hundred and sixteen years ago” This begins Frances Hodgson Burnett’s little book published in 1916 about a rejected, deformed orphan boy who is sent to beg for the cruel woman who keeps him. One day, hiding in the brush near the road to Bethlehem, he watches a …

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