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by Sylvia PatienceThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. Many other Oz books followed, as well as the famous 1939 movie. Not until now, however, does Toto tell the story, as he remembers it. In Toto’s Tale, we read his version of the beloved adventures. Toto tells how he first found Dorothy when she arrived in Kansas on an orphan train and how they were both adopted by Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. In the end, he says, the silver shoes (not ruby slippers as in the movie) weren’t lost in the d... more
by Patti Barry
"A long, long time ago, there was a faraway land."
So begins the engaging and thoughtful story of mythical and vibrant friends, who happen to be horses.
"The horses called this magical land their own. They played in the grass, ate the sweet, colored flowers, and drank the cool, refreshing water.
No one knows why, but the strangest thing began to happen in this magical land.
Some say it began with the pink horse... more
by William Amos
Peace Corps volunteers are supposed to work hard, avoid romantic entanglements, and stay away from popular uprisings. Paul Harkin got one right.
In 1979, South Korea has serious problems. North Korea is looking for an excuse to attack. A dictatorial president is in power. There’s political chaos within the South Korean government. University students are growing restless, itching for a fight.
Into this hornet’s nest comes Paul Harkin, a naive American midwesterner. A new... more
by R. M. CattonThis story is that of the transcendent meaning of a little boy receiving for Christmas a wear-worn toy airplane of another era. It is Christmas Eve and Aaron Tannenbaum, the elderly president of Tannenbaum Toy Company, encounters a young mother and her two children, a nine year old girl and her younger brother, sitting alone at an air terminal. He learns that their soldier father has just shipped out for duty in the Middle East. Deeply touched by their plight which evokes painful memories of his... more
by Staci EricsonWhat if a very important person invited you to lunch? How would you feel? What would you wear? Would you wash your hands and your face? What would you do with your hair? This story follows one boy’s hilarious adventures into the world of dining with VIPs. Through simple rhyme and picture, children will explore their internal motivation to use good manners. The story, while being entertaining, encourages children to draw their own conclusions and is meant to stimulate dialogue. The illu... more
by Kandi M SiegelThis book is about a young boy named Leo who desperately wants a dog of his own. His parents don't think he is responsible enough to take care of one. Unfortunately he gets into some trouble at school which is going to be the turning point for him to prove to his parents that he can be responsible and hopefully be able to get a dog.
by Kathryn HarrisonA young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over... more
by Graham ClewsDave Lockwood is an accountant. He just turned sixty and he’s feeling old—mainly in body rather than mind. Then there’s his office manager, Irene Blanchard. She’s about twenty years younger, about the age Dave’s mind seems to think it is as it valiantly labours to adjust to his ‘maturing’ body. Which is why he unwisely confronts a mugger while escorting Irene to an underground parking lot in downtown Edmonton. Oh and the mugger is armed. Blind panic follows as shots ring out and somehow D... more
by Graham ClewsAcross Canada people gripe about politicians, but never do anything about it. There’s a reason: they can’t. So why try? After all, how do you form a special interest group when you’re in the majority? How do you get the message to the elected if it costs votes? How do you fight apathy when so many people are too busy to care? The answer…you’ve gotta have a cause; you’ve gotta have a plan; and you’ve gotta have the right people. A disgruntled Minister of Finance, determined to step down in a r... more
by Robert Lampros
Eleven Floors, Part I is the story of a young man's first year at college after his father passed away. He struggles to succeed academically and socially, while maintaining faith in Jesus Christ, and adjusting to life in a new world. With help from God, from his friends, and from Lynn, the woman he falls in love with, Charles hopes to fulfill his destiny.