The Black Cauldron

The Second in the Prydain Chronicles, the Black Cauldron is the continuing adventure of Taran, Assistant Pig Keeper and his band of friends. A year has passed since Taran and the gang defeated Arawn and the Horned King. However, there is trouble amiss. Men are going missing in and around Prydain and Gwydion is becoming

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The Book of Three

If I was forced to pick a book from my childhood that made an impact on me, this would be one of many. My Grade six teacher read the first and second book in this series to my class. If I could find her and thank her for the journey this book took me on,

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Coal River

A book centered around Pennsylvania’s mining operations in the early 20th century, this is a powerhouse of a novel by one of my favourite authors Ellen Marie Wiseman. Emma Malloy moved from Coal River Pennsylvania as a young girl. She had vowed to never return. But, as life does, it threw Emma some curveballs, and

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Dragonbone Chair

By author Tad Williams, this book made me cry more than once. The prose is brilliant, heart-rending, and often carries you away to the magical country of Osten Ard. Another series in which I hadn’t finished the first book and was already ordering the rest in the series. Simon is a kitchen boy. He lives

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This Spring is POPPIN’ at Turn & Tales!!

April showers bring May flowers, fresh flavours and all things green and bright! If you (like me) are a plant nerd you’re going to need Rick Gray’s impressive volume of Native Plant’s of the Southern Great Lakes Region. This is an incredible, full colour guide by one of Ridgetown’s most avid fully native gardeners (and

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The Secret Garden

The classic children’s book, this is a favourite of my oldest child. She has worn out her original copy so much it’s taped together, lovingly, because it was a gift from my mother. The Secret Garden tells the story of a young girl, named Mary Lennox, who is neither loved nor wanted by her wealthy

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