CM March 22, 1996. Vol II, Number 23

Table of Contents

From the Editor

As you may know, Harriet Zaidman has been coordinating CM's Collaborative Book Review project, which sees classes from across Canada review the same title, write and post reviews, and reconsider and revise their work in light of what their peers have done.

Well, we also have regular adult reviewers providing another perspective on the titles. So this week, you can read Jennifer Johnson's review of the first book in the project, Marion Crook's YA novel, Summer of Madness, in CM -- and you can compare it to the responses of the participating classrooms (there's a link to the student work in the table of contents, and from the review itself, or you can go to it at:

Collaborative Book Review Project

We hope the project will not just be a way for students to hone their reading and writing skills, but to learn to respond to a book as a made things; not something that drops from the sky, but something crafted by a writer who could have made different choices.

Anyway, our thanks to Orca Books for providing enough copies of Summer of Madness to run this, and to all the participating reviewers, young and old, in the project.

If you have any question or comments, please get in touch with me at the address beneath my name.

--Duncan Thornton, Editor.

Book Reviews

CDNWesakejack and the Bears.
Bill Ballantyne. Illustrated by Linda Mullin.
Review by Carol Carver.
Preschool - grade 3 / Ages 3 - 8.

CDNFred's Dream Cat.
Marie-danielle Croteau. Illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin.
Translated by Sarah Cummins.
Review by Leslie Millar.
Grades 3 - 4 / Ages 8 - 9.

CDNKotik: The Baby Seal.
Angèle Delaunois. Photographs by Fred Bruemmer.
Review by Carol Carver.
Grades 3 - 6 / Ages 8 - 11.

CDNSummer of Madness.
Marion Crook.
Review by Jennifer Johnson.
Grades 6 - 10 / Ages 11 - 15.

CDNDepth Markers:
Selected Art Writings 1985-1994.
James D. Campbell.
Review by Grace Shaw.

CDNGod's Little Ships:
A History of the Columbia Coast Mission.
Michael L. Hadley.
Review by John D. Crawford.
Grades 10 and up / Ages 15 and up.


 Notable Web Sites

 Collaborative Book Review Project

 The Great Canadian Trivia Contest

 The Little Math Puzzle


 WinBooks '96

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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