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The Village of Many Hats

The Village of Many Hats
ISBN 978-0-88982-284-9 • Oolichan Books
$9.95 Available In Fine Canadian Bookstores Mid-April 2012

It takes a village to raise a child and to care for families in crisis. In The Village of Many Hats Caroline Woodward also shows it takes a child and a wise hat-maker, to save a village. Young Gina struggles with her sister’s illness and a tragedy within her village that ultimately brings her community together.

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Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny

Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny
ISBN 978-088982-267-2 • Oolichan Books

In this long-awaited novel, Caroline Woodward returns to her Peace River roots. Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny is a contemporary story about middle-aged love enduring despite prolonged separations. The story winds around Penny Toland, resolute ranch wife and part-time teacher, and her husband, Wade, reluctant rancher and good man, adrift behind the wheel of his long-haul truck.

Wade loops south on an odyssey from the Peace River region to the West Coast and across the province through the Okanagan and Kootenays. At home, Penny endures covetous neighbours, not-so-friendly bank managers, and suave strangers, while Wade encounters lotus-landers, biker gangs, and a ravishing all-woman country punk band called The Sireens. As the first winter blizzard blankets the north country, Wade makes a desperate push home to prove his love for Penny. (Reading guide, a two page excerpt and more about the book)

Cover art by Marilyn Harris

Singing Away the Dark

Singing Away the Dark
ISBN 978-1-897476-41-3 • Simply Read Books

On a dark winter’s morning a little girl has to trudge a mile to catch the school bus. Will she be able to sing her way through the shadows? Lilting rhyming text and stunning paintings by Julie Morstad recall an era when singing away the dark was part of a six-year-old’s rural school-going routine. (Classroom activity guides and more about the book)

Finalist for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize.
A 2010-2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award Finalist.
Nominated for the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book category).
Nominated for the 2011-2012 Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book category).
Canadian Children's Book Centre red-starred Our Choice Award!

"Beautiful on both a visual and a literary level, Morstad and Woodward are a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for going-to-school books outside of the usual fare that also happen to be easy on the eyes, this is one of the finer offerings out there. A real treat and a great little title. Well worth discovering."
School Library Journal Review

Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Ages: 4 to 8

Chanter Dans le Noir

Chanter Dans le Noir
ISBN 978-2-89695-196-3 • Les Éditions De La Courte Échelle

Par un froid matin d’hiver, une petite fille doit traverser une forêt effrayante pour aller attendre l’autobus scolaire. Tout le long du chemin, elle chante pour se donner du courage.

Chanter dans le noir est un album envoûtant et lumineux qui traite avec justesse et délicatesse des peurs enfantines.

Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward, Translated by Fanny Britt, Illustrated by Julie Morstad

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