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  • Paperback
  • Under a Living Sky
  • Joseph Simons
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 1551433559

7 thoughts on “Under a Living Sky

  1. Amahla Amahla says:

    You know it s a good children s book when, after your child falls asleep, you feel the need to read to the end to see what happens This book follows a girl named Mary, who s family is suffering through the Depression They are a farming family living on the Canadian prairies, and can t afford to buy their children new shoes or Christmas gifts Mary gets a handmade doll for Christmas who becomes a good friend There is intense rivalry between Mary and her sister, which is a key part of the story You know it s a good children s book when, after your child falls asleep, you feel the need to read to the end to see what happens This book follows a girl named Mary, who s family is suffering through the Depression They are a farming family living on the Canadian prairies, and can t afford to buy their children new shoes or Christmas gifts Mary gets a handmade doll for Christmas who becomes a good friend There is intense rivalry between Mary and her sister, which is a key part of the story Things I loved about the book beautiful metaphoric languagepoetic and several cuts above the typical children s books we find love reading my child historical fiction because it s educational but the CanCon aspect is particularly appreciated eg they mention the CCF the ending made me cry really it evoked real emotionsP liked it too, and it s a book I would like to re read to her in a few years because I think she d getlayers out of it This is the second book we ve read from Orca Book Publishers and both were excellent


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Under a Living Sky[PDF / Epub] ★ Under a Living Sky Author Joseph Simons – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Mary is certain that her parents are giving her new shoes for Christmas, but the Depression has hit her Saskatchewan farming family hard Mary tries to hide her disappointment when she receives a crude Mary is certain that her parents are giving her new shoes for Christmas, but the Depression has hit her Saskatchewan farming family hard Mary tries to hide her disappointment when she receives a crude homemade doll instead She ends up liking the doll much than she expects, but the doll fuels the rivalry between Mary and her older sister, Judith Then, when the doll disappears a few weeks later during a snowstorm, Mary and Judith s relationship changes once again.


About the Author: Joseph Simons

Joseph Simons was born just after his Dutch immigrant parents left the post WWII economic chaos of the Netherlands They came to Canada prepared to farm, his father having taken an horticultural degree before they left Europe They arrived at the famous Pier in Halifax, as had a million others since , all hoping for a better life For a while, they shared a farm with Joseph s uncle and aunt then his family got their own in Beachville, Ontario population , the site of the first baseball game in North America Under a ePUB í Truly Check out the museum about it Joseph was not a good student, and mainly dreamed away his days, yearning to get home and ride his horse over the wooded hills, or play hockey on the frozen pond out back, or go fishing Not that he shirked chores like milking cows and generally helping out Being the oldest child of eight, he was a beacon of light to his siblingsThe big change came after Joseph met Karen, now his wife, who wanted to be a writer Although he d been a voracious reader all along, it hadn t really occurred to him that books must be written Books were just commodities to be consumed, weren t they A truck driver, Joseph burned up the roads and churned out the stories, at least in his mind When Karen won a graduate scholarship in BC he sat down with the first computer euphemistically called a laptop, and began to type Two years later, he won the Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Joseph has always been interested in history, and when Karen s dad told him a story of a homemade doll, he couldn t resist the urge to explore its history Plus he had to find out why the story ended the way it did Over the next ten years, Joseph worked at it from time to time Now it too has won an award Hopefully the sequel will come faster At this rate, he may never get to pen his magnum opusKaren and Joseph live happily with their little white dog in their little stucco house among the immigrants of Little Italy, Edmonton Joseph works as a teacher s assistant with special needs kids in a junior high school He does many school visits with his book, and has read to or workshopped with over kids at over schools in the past year.