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Ghost Wolf

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Matt is desperate to fit in at summer camp. One night he gets lost when he goes off on his own to retrieve a forgotten life preserver. A wolf appears and Matt overcomes his fears and follows it. He finds a half-wolf, half-dog pup whose mother is dead. Is the big wolf who guides him the same wolf that his father rescued years before from a trap?

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"An exciting story that boys will love. Recommended."

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Karleen Bradford is the award-winning author of twenty-two works of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. Her books include historical novels, fantasy and contemporary stories, as well as picture books and chapter books. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, but spent most of her childhood years in Argentina. For more information, visit www.karleenbradford.com.

 
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Addison Addley and the Things That Aren't There

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Young Readers


Addison Addley hates math. He hates public speaking too. Actually, he hates anything that involves work, but he only has a couple of weeks to write and memorize his grade five speech. The problem is, he can't think of a single topic. When he finally comes up with an excellent idea for a speech, it almost writes itself, but it's his poor math skills that make speech day unforgettable.

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"McMillan's story touches on real aspects of grade five, from speech writing to dealing with math fractions, from bullies to stage fright...Readers will enjoy [Addison's] antics and I'm sure that many a student will be able to relate to Addison's take on life."

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"Addison is a likable character who manages to be both sweet and maddening at the same time...The author does a good job of twisting things at the end of the story."

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"An excellent read for young children...Young boys will be able to relate to Addison."

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"McMillan has aptly drawn on her teaching background to create a believable, imaginative boy who loves fishing and video games but is struggling with school...Her word choice and descriptive language blend to create a pleasurable read-aloud story for the classroom."

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Melody DeFields McMillan is a teacher who lives in Simcoe, Ontario, not far from where she grew up. When she's not writing, she's enjoying all that nature has to offer. Her first book about the irrepressible Addison, Addison Addley and the Things That Aren't There, was nominated for a Silver Birch Award.

 
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Tanayia

BWL Publishing Inc. | Whisper Upon the Water


Tanayia is alone in the world. Her village destroyed and her people murdered by a group of revolutionaries who now hold her hostage. A daring escape on the edge of Cochise’s stronghold saves Tanayia’s life, but she discovers her ordeal is only beginning. Forced to live in a government run boarding school, Tanayia is stripped of her identity. The headmistress is bent on destroying Tay, but Jacob Five-Wounds stands in her way. Jacob urges Tay to run away with him—but diphtheria strikes the school. Now, Tanayia must make a choice, a choice she knows may cost her both, Jacob and his love.

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This well-researched novel is taunt with all the tensions and passions of any tale in which the characters are trapped. That Sister Enid eventually gets her comeuppance (and from a native doctor, too) is only just and satisfying, and an epilogue tells of both the compromises and the triumphs of Tay’s marriage to Jacob Five-Wounds.

 
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Zuckrige Cupcakes, sahnige Törtchen und süße Kekse sind Hannahs große Liebe. Seit sie denken kann, erfindet sie zusammen mit ihrer Mutter die tollsten Rezepte für die leckersten Kuchen – gemeinsam sind sie ein unschlagbares Team. Als Mama dann Mark heiratet, erfüllt sie sich auch endlich ihren Traum und eröffnet in einer Kleinstadt eine eigene Bäckerei. Zusammen mit Marks quirligen Zwillingen stürzt sich die frisch gebackene Patchwork-Familie in dieses aufregende neue Leben. Aber aller Anfang ist schwer, Mama hat alle Hände voll zu tun, um Kunden zu gewinnen, und kaum nach Zeit für Hannah. Eifrig schmiedet Hannah Pläne, wie sie der Bäckerei zum Erfolg verhelfen kann, und findet dabei auch noch die besten Freundinnen aller Zeiten.

 
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In the Clear

Orca Book Publishers


On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954.

Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid a heavy price. A brace on her left leg allows her to walk, but she confines herself to her house, humiliated at the notion of being seen. Terrified by what Pauline has already suffered, her mother watches over her, forbidding her to play hockey on the ice rink her father has created in the backyard.

In the Clear alternates, chapter by chapter, between Pauline's horror-filled year in the hospital five years earlier and her struggles to adapt in the present of 1959 and 1960. At the end of the book, her triumphs in past and present come together and she is able to move forward with new friendships, a renewed bond with her mother and, most important, a new faith in herself.

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Anne Laurel Carter is a multi-award-winning author of books for children, including Under the Prairie Sky (Orca 2004). When she's not writing, she's reading. Anne lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.

 
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Sam and Nate

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Sam and Nate tells the story of a developing friendship between two boys. Through letters, notes, school projects, a pregnant teacher and a substitute who has never taught children before, Sam and Nate support each other as best they can, but get into some funny scrapes while they're at it.

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PJ Sarah Collins is an elementary school teacher and award winning author.Sam and Nate is her first published book.

 
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Die Mädchen öffnen die Stalltür und prallen zurück. "Um Himmels willen, Bille! Alles ist voller Rauch! Es brennt", schreit Nico entsetzt. Mit einem Satz sind die Mädchen bei den Boxen. Die Pferde sind bereitsin höchster Aufregung. Wir müssen eine Panik verhindern, denkt Bille verzweifelt, die Pferde müssen ins Freie! Wird Bille mit dieser schwierigen Situation fertigwerden?

 
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Powerslide

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Sports


Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding, he doesn't believe he's very good at much of anything. When a young movie star contacts Casey and offers him the job of stunt double in an upcoming skateboarding movie, Casey is stoked. It's his dream job, and Casey jumps at the opportunity to train the star. But when word gets out about Casey's new gig, a local skater has other ideas about who would make the best stunt double.

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"Fans of skateboarding and reluctant readers alike will be thrilled because most of the story is action...[Ross] executes the simple plot well and keeps it moving at a clip, and he never forgets to include a few epic wipeouts."

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Jeff Ross is the author of several novels for young adults. He teaches scriptwriting and English at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

 
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Under the Sea with Googol and Googolplex

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Googol and Googolplex have come back to earth to continue their scavenger hunt. Tutus, sand dollars and peacock feathers are on their list. Luckily Troy and Pippa are ready to help, and the ocean is nearby, but so is Martin Kelly, the boy next door, who will ruin everything if he gets a chance.

Under the Sea with Googol and Googoplex is the second of three books in the Googol and Googolplex series.

Book one is Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex.

Book three is Over the Rainbow with Googol and Googolplex.

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Nelly Kazenbroot is a prize-winning painter and writer, and she has been published in literary magazines across Canada. Her projects include everything from picture books, to adult fiction, to large surreal paintings. She lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia with her family. For more information, visit

 
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Winter Road

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Sixteen-year-old Kat and her mom haven't seen much of each other since Kat's father died last year. Her mom has taken over the family trucking business and has been away a lot. She promised that Kat could join her on her next run, a journey across the frozen Manitoba lake known as the "winter road." But at the last minute she changes her mind. Kat, who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, stows away in the back of the semi instead. By the time her mother discovers her, it's too late to turn back.

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"One of my favourite things about Orca titles is how often I end up learning things from them, and this novel is no exception…Winter Road is a simply written, interesting story that would be suitable for late elementary or junior high readers."

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"Butcher tells this story simply while keeping the reader wanting to read more and allowing the reader to experience the thrill and fear of being on the 'winter road.' I would definitely add this title to any middle or high school library."

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"The writing is straightforward with uncomplicated, short sentences, but [the] plotline is immersive. Written between a third and fourth grade reading level, this [book] will particularly appeal to middle school hi-lo readers."

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Kristin Butcher is the author of several books for young readers, including Cheat, Cabin Girl and Alibi in the Orca Currents line. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

 
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