Old Dog Cora and the Christmas Tree [Hardcover]
Consie Powell (Author, Illustrator)
This is a wonderful book written and illustrated by Consie Powell. The pages are filled with her beautiful woodcut illustrations that truly enhance this compelling story.
The moral of this story that the life of any creature big or small matters is relevant to children and adults of any age, Every living person and every creature contributes something to this life.
The story is about Cora, the oldest of three Newfoundland dogs, wanting to help with pulling the annual Christmas tree home on a sled, but her owners will not let her. Throughout the trip they do not understand her attempts to help.
The old Dog Cora is facing the same situation that many humans do; put out to pasture too soon but Cora won’t allow it! You don’t have to be a dog lover to appreciate this story! The little ones will want to hear it again and again. This book is for any age really, children will enjoy the illustrations and adults will appreciate the sweet meaningful story. A quick read doesn’t do this “children’s book” justice.
Hope there’s more to come from this very sensitive & gifted author/illustrator.
Meet Megan Sherwin, chairkid of the Christmas Fund for Variety Village campaign via the Toronto Sun. Listen to this major dynamo talk with Mike Strobel as she tells her story and explains the true meaning of the Christmas Fund for Variety Village.
Megan Sherwin’s – Story:
First posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 05:20 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 07:10 PM EST also published by the Toronto Sun.
“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”
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Gypsy Girl another wonderful book by Professor Owl’s favorite author, Kristie Smith-Armand. This is a wonderful story for children ages 5-10. Even though Gypsy Girl came into the world unloved, she warms our hearts, quickly becoming one of the most loved characters. Gypsy girl is endearing to us since her mission in life is to help others and them happy. Readers will be introduced to Gypsy Girl, her owner ~ Skye, Bucky the Bull Dog and many other friends that teach children the importance of being compassionate and caring towards others. Gypsy Girl travels around helping those who need her, then moves on again once she has accomplished her task. No matter where Gypsy Girl travels she always returns back home where she belongs, with Skye.
All in all, a well-written, sweet book created to inspire kids from all walks of life and one that kids will thoroughly enjoy.
Variety Village / Variety – The Children’s Charity · By Lynda Elmy
Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:00am until 2:00pmFun for the whole family at Variety Village. Gather up the family and all of your friends for a great holiday tradition. Bounce on the inflatable’s, play games, munch on food, create with crafts, shop the Christmas Bazaar, take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus….have some great family fun!
For more information.
Variety Village 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
~ Albert Schweitzer