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Page 22 - More about Christy MacKinnon's Silent Observer

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/8/1 (396 reads)

These drawings are the drawn equiva? lent of oral history. We leam that the MacKinnon farm provided a daily at? mosphere of love and encourage? ment; it was a childhood that pro? moted courage and learning. Silent Observer is a children's book of emotional and his? torical substance. With details of a world now almost utterly disap? peared, we see the development of courage and good humour in a young woman making the first steps toward maturi? ty. Heading • 'well-prepared by her rural education • for the wider world. A definite "read me again," Silent Observer has been chosen by Scholastic Canada Children's Book Club and, in the United States, by the Children's Book- of-the-Month Club. This full colour, hardcover book will be read again and again by people of all ages. , ,'i • ' "Every afternoon at 5:001 would bring the They told time better than our old kitchen cows in from the pasture. The cows were always ready to come home, clock!" • from Christy MacKinnon's Silent Observer Our thanks to Ben Simeone, husband of Christy's niece Inez, for supplying us with a short biography of Christy MacKinnon, and to Ken Donovan for his research. Our thanks as well to George Hagerty of Stonehili College and to Dan Wallace of Gallaudet University Press for their encouragement and for specific help. • OPEN EVERY DAY: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 'M?T?SlV JflJJSjJ Country • Bluegrass • Rock • Folk Fiddle and Newfoundland Music Largest Atlantic Region Music selection in Eastern Canada. Tap your toe to Cape Breton & Newfoundland Fiddle, Accordion & Folk Music, & "Down East" Presentations. Write or ask for our list of Newfoundland & Maritime Music. ~ Available by Mail Order ~ 2 miles south of CHETICAMP, on the Cabot Trail P.O.Box 516, Cheticamp, NS BOE 1H0 • Ph: (902)224-3782 CTJART Tpr' Osuntry - ORDER FORM ~ Silent Observer by Christy MacKinnon Full Colour • Hardcover Only $15.95 (+ 7% GST =) $17.07 (+ $3.50 shipping =) $20.57 (For each additional book, IN CANADA add $1.00. OUTSIDE CANADA: Add $3.50 per book.) Send copies of Silent Observer to: |NAME 1 1 ADDRESS 1 1 POSTAL CODE ' • (A gift from ) • ' Payment by D CHEQUE or Q MONEY ORDER ' ' or VISA/MASTERCARD #: ' Expiry Date: Signature: . 1 You can order copies of Silent Observer right now. We will be? gin shipping in October. Use this coupon, or our Order Form on page 67, or write us a letter. Mail to: Breton Books & Music • Cape Breton's magazine Wreck Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia BOC IHO The View at the Heart of Your Great Cape Breton Visit! Kelly's View Motel East of Boularderie Centre 3/4 mile from Seal Island Bridge Cape Breton's Newest Motel at Affordable Rates (J/iodern Motel Units featuring Full Baths and Colour TnT) Phone 674-2473 Your Hosts: Billie & Joe Smolenaars RESTAURANT ADJACENT ~ Overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes and Kelly's Mountain ~ Silent Observer has been chosen by Scholastic Canada Children's Book Club and Children's Book-of- the-Month Club
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