Results for: pamela porter

Below is a list of 3 the books by this author.

Book cover of CRAZY MAN
CRAZY MAN
By: pamela porter | Published: September 2005

It is 1965, and twelve-year-old Emaline lives on a wheat farm in southern Saskatchewan. Her family has fallen apart. When her beloved dog, Prince,...

It is 1965, and twelve-year-old Emaline lives on a wheat farm in southern Saskatchewan. Her family has fallen apart. When her beloved dog, Prince, chased a hare into the path of the tractor, she chased after him, and her dad accidentally ran over her leg with the discer, leaving her with a long convalescence and a permanent disability. But perhaps the worst thing from Emaline's point of view is that in his grief and guilt, her father shot Prince and then left Emaline and her mother on their own. Despite the neighbors' disapproval, Emaline's mother hires Angus, a patient from the local mental hospital, to work their fields. Angus is a red-haired giant whom the local kids tease and call the gorilla. Though the small town's prejudice creates a cloud of suspicion around Angus that nearly results in tragedy, in the end he becomes a force for healing as Emaline comes to terms with her injury and the loss of her father. In the tradition of novels such as Kevin Major's Ann and Seamus and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, novelist and poet Pamela Porter uses free verse to tell this moving, gritty story that is accessible to a wide range of ages and reading abilities.

Theme: Prejudice & Racism, Character Education, Bullying issues, Written in Verse

  • ISBN
    9780888996954
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$9.95
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Book cover of I'LL BE WATCHING
I'LL BE WATCHING
By: pamela porter | Published: August 2011

Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else's...

Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else's business. Everyone knows that the Loney family has been barely hanging on -- the father, George, reduced to drink and despair since the loss of his farm and the death of his wife, Margaret. That the four Loney children do not get along with George's second wife, the pious, bitter Effie. Then George dies in a drunken stupor -- locked out, it seems, by Effie to freeze to death on his own doorstep. Effie takes off with a traveling Bible salesman, and it looks as though the children are done for. Who's to save them when everyone is coping with their own problems -- the lingering depression and the loss of the town's young men to the Second World War. Yet somehow the children find a way, under the watchful eye of their ghostly parents and through the small kindnesses of a few neighbors, but mostly by dint of their own determination and ingenuity. This is an extremely powerful novel about children at risk because of adult hypocrisy, indifference, self-interest and outright immorality, all cloaked in a self-righteous exterior. In the end they redeem their own lives by drawing good people to them and by rising to the occasion themselves. And when they at last are able to leave Argue, they do so together, as a family looking ahead to a future of promise and hope.

Theme: Alcohol use

  • ISBN
    9781554980963
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.95
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Book cover of YELLOW MOON APPLE MOON
YELLOW MOON APPLE MOON
By: pamela porter | Published: March 2008

Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration In this delightful bedtime rhyme a young child bids good night to the moon,...

Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration In this delightful bedtime rhyme a young child bids good night to the moon, recalling all the familiar things surrounding her -- from her pillow, her book and her kitten to the swing outside, the robins in the trees and the starry night. Written by award-winning novelist and poet Pamela Porter, the book is complemented by the swirling, joyful and whimsical illustrations of Matt James, an acclaimed visual artist. The words and music for "At the Gate of Heaven" ("A la puerta del cielo"), a New Mexican lullaby, are included.

Theme: Preschool

  • ISBN
    9780888998095
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$17.95
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