CM February 9, 1996. Vol II, Number 17

Table of Contents

From the Editor

This issue marks the beginning of CM's expanded coverage; in addition to continuing to attempt to review Canadian materials comprehensively, we are adding reviews of international titles.

There are a few reasons for the change. From a readership perspective, Canadian schools and libraries must make purchase decisions about international as well as domestic titles, but CM was only presenting one part of the story. We also have a growing international readership.

And from a publishing perspective, many Canadian publishing houses also act as distributors for foreign titles -- it doesn't make sense to tell them that they can market some of their books to CM but not others.

There are two important things to note about how we're doing this. First, international titles will be marked off in the Table of Contents with this: INT

At the same time, Canadian titles will be, uh, flagged with: CDN

So there'll never be a confusion about whether a title is foreign or domestic. Second, we're not cutting back on Canadian reviews, just adding international coverage as well. We won't drop below six Canadian titles a week, and we'll never have more than 40% international content.

Finally, let me say that our first international title, What Faust Saw, from Australia's Hodder Children's books, was one of the best picture books of 1995. It's a pleasure to be able to present a review of it in CM.

If you have any comments or questions, just send e-mail to the address beneath my name.

-- Duncan Thornton

Book Reviews

INTWhat Faust Saw.
Written and illustrated by Matt Ottley.
Review by Diane Fitzgerald.
Preschool - grade 2 / Ages 2 - 7.

CDNFlikka and the Prince Edward Island Mystery.
Hazel Birt.
Review by Donna J. Adrian.
Grades 3 - 8 / Ages 8 - 13.

CDN A Time to Choose.
Martha Attema.
Review by Michele F. Kallio.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.

CDNThe Children of China:
An Artist's Journey.
Song Nan Zhang.
Review by Donna J. Adrian.
Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up.

CDNCriminal acts 1:
the Canadian true crime annual..
Allan Gould.
Review by Neil V. Payne.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.

CDN Writing a Life: L.M. Montgomery.
Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston.
Review by Deborah Mervold.
Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.

Ellen Frith.
Review by Pat Bolger.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.


 Notable Web Sites

 Collaborative Book Review Project

 The Great Canadian Trivia Contest

 The Little Math Puzzle

News: Manitoba

 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award Luncheon

Duncan Thornton

Executive Assistant
Peter Tittenberger

If you would like to print out an entire copy of this issue of CM we have compiled all of our reviews in one print file.

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