The Next Chapter: 2014 Holiday Children’s Book Panel Selections

The Children’s Book Panel’s Winter 2014 selections:

MICHELE LANDSBERG’S PICK:

Audrey-cowAudrey (cow)
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Hardcover | 240 Pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-602-6
“Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures beyond Bittersweet Farms. But when Roy the horse tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot’s War, the slaughterhouse, Audrey knows that she must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. With the help of a whole crew of animals and humans alike, Audrey attempts to escape the farm she lives on — and certain death. Full of heart and humour, Audrey (cow) is ultimately a very human story about life and death, friendship, and holding on to one’s dreams – based more or less on a true story.” – CBC

KEN SETTERINGTON’S BONUS PICKS:

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover | 400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-730-6
“The story of the orphaned red-headed Anne Shirley who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert to work on their farm is one of Canada’s most famous pieces of literature. Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908 and has since sold more than 50 million copies, has been translated into over 20 languages and has spawned stage musicals, television shows and movies, theatre adaptations, amusement parks and more.” – CBC

Emily of New MoonEmily of New Moon
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover | 448 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-746-7
“In this first volume of the celebrated Emily trilogy, Lucy Maud Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young orphan girl’s life on early twentieth-century Prince Edward Island.” – CBC

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