“My Family Of Polar Bears” by Madison

 

Madison's Book Cover

Book Review

Related Links

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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“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

Related Video:

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The Hawkins Family from Matthew Hawkins on Vimeo.

Related Links:

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

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

“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

Literacy Connections:
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