Monthly Archives: January 2014
It is now the Year of the Horse.
Mahatma means ‘Great Soul’, and was the title most commonly used in reference to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a political and spiritual leader in India during the first half of the twentieth century. One of Gandhi’s chief aims was for India to gain its independence from Great Britain, which he eventually achieved by fighting prejudice and […]
Québec is the name of both a Canadian province and that province’s capital city. Winter celebrations have been held in Québec City since 1894, but the first official carnival was in 1955. Since then, thousands of visitors have flocked to the annual Carnaval de Québec (Québec Winter Carnival) and been welcomed by its mascot, a […]
If you live in Canada, today is Family Literacy Day, a day ABC Life Literacy Canada created back in 1999 to encourage families to read, play, and learn together as a family. So if you’re Canadian – and even if you’re not – grab a book and share it with your children. Books written specifically […]
In keeping with my Mud Rose timeline, this month’s movie picks were set in the Victorian era. Little Lord Fauntleroy with Freddie Bartholomew (1936) or Ricky Schroeder (1980) The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937) Oliver Twist (1948) and the musical version, Oliver! (1968) The Mudlark (1950) Alice In Wonderland (Animated, 1951) Around The World In Eighty […]
The Scots poet, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway, Scotland on January 25th, 1759. A few years after his death in 1796, close friends would dine together or around January 25th to celebrate his life and work. This annual event soon moved beyond his inner circle, and Burns Suppers are now held throughout Scotland, Canada, […]
Marva Dasef: U.S.A. This is the second book in Renee Duke’s Rose series about time-traveling kids making right the wrongs of the past. The first in the series involved the two princes in the Tower of London. They mystery is whether they were murdered by Richard III or did something else happen? “The Disapearing Rose” […]