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Aunt Olga's Christmas Postcards
By (author): Kevin Major Illustrated by: Bruce Roberts
9780888995933 Hardcover, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Grade (US) to P, Reading age to 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent Jul 03, 2005
$18.95 CAD
Out of print 8.9 x 12.1 x 0.4 in | 1.08 lb 40 pages Groundwood Books Ltd Groundwood Books
Ann Connor Brimer Award 2006, Winner CCBC Our Choice (Starred Selection) 2006, Commended

Winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award

Great-great Aunt Olga has been a collector of Christmas postcards all her life. She's ninety-five, and many of the cards come from very long ago. The Yuletide season is the occasion to share her postcards and her Christmas memories with her favorite niece, Anna. Decked out in red, Aunt Olga is not averse to a little fun over tea, teaching Anna how to write her very own Christmas rhymes.

Delightful whimsical drawings and a warmly humorous text, along with fascinating historical postcards from the author's personal collection, make a wonderful and unique Christmas book, one that just might inspire readers to design and send Christmas postcards of their own.

Kevin Major is one of the best Canadian writers of his generation, and in 1992 he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. He has written sixteen novels for young people and adults, several of which have been translated into other languages. His books include Hold Fast (Hans Christian Andersen Honor List, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award), Far from Shore (winner of the Canadian Young Adult Book Award), and The House of Wooden Santas (Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award). Most recently, Ann and Seamus was shortlisted for eight book awards, including the Governor General's Award, and has been adapted into an opera. Kevin has recently been awarded an honorary degree by Memorial University, and he lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.Bruce Roberts emigrated to Canada from England at the age of five. He is a self-taught artist whose imagination was fueled by E.H. Shepard as well as books about the Wild West. Known in North America and abroad, his vibrant drawing style can be equally whimsical and evocative. He has won numerous awards for illustration, including the Governor General's and Prix d'Odyssee awards for Fideles elephants, an anti-war Japanese children's classic about saving elephants. He lives in Montreal.

[The story] works beautifully, especially for ages six and up, partly because the cards themselves are so charming, and partly because the narrative, both humorous and tender, is based on a strong relationship between a witty old woman and her fiercely loyal great-great-niece.[...]Children as well as adults may be drawn to pore over the lost world depicted in the postcards, their distinctive artistic styles instantly evoking different decades. - Quill & Quire

...the beautiful story will be a Christmas classic. - Resource Links

...the nostalgic tone and sweet intergenerational theme will win fans. - Publishers Weekly

A combination of genuine vintage postcards and quirky ink-and-watercolor sketches...grace this bittersweet celebration of intergenerational friendship, Christmas and creativity. - School Library Journal

Vintage postcards are a beautiful complement to the text...Highly recommended. - Canadian Children's Literature - CBRA

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