“My Family Of Polar Bears” by Madison


Madison's Book Cover

Book Review

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City of Vancouver information on the Polar Bear swim

CBC News article on the Polar Bear swim from January 2013

Map of English Bay, Vancouver

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“The Joys of Travelling” by David Short

Book Review:

David Short has always enjoyed traveling. But he’s never liked traveling with a tour guide or on planned excursions. He likes to travel on foot, train, car, and bike. He has adventures that are so exciting from climbing the Pyramids in Egypt to capturing snakes in a jar in Libia.  You will love listening to his adventures! Read about this, and you will be inspired to travel in a new way! – Kiera and Levi

Related Content:

The Bookman – http://www.bookman.ca/

“You Can’t Do It!” by Matthew Hawkins

Book Review:

When Matthew Hawkings was a little boy, he dreamed of being a film director.  Everybody, including himself, said that he couldn’t do it.  It wasn’t until years later, when he had his first son, that he decided to stop listening to the voices telling him “you can’t do” it, and start believing that he could.  – Kiera and Esme

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The Hawkins Family from Matthew Hawkins on Vimeo.

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Matthew Hawkins Website – http://www.matthewahawkins.com/about/

Commercials – http://www.matthewahawkins.com/commercials/

“My Brother’s Crazy Dream” by Dave Vegt

Book Review:

When Dave’s brother started thrashing around in his tent in Prince George, British Columbia, Dave had no idea what was going on. In this hilarious story, by Dave Vegt, there are many quirky elements, including a mistakenly identified rodent, and a couple of very strange dreams. – Max R

“The Day I Lost My Leg” by John Bartel


Book Review:

“When John Bartel lost his leg in a farm accident, he had no idea how he would cope with having to re-learn how to do all the things he formerly enjoyed doing; but with trial and tribulation, he managed to do the things he enjoyed again. This uplifting story about learning to cope with disabilities is a must-read for all ages.Two thumbs up!” – Max R

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