Just Like New

Just Like New Ainslie Manson Karen Reczuch
  • Title: Just Like New
  • Author: Ainslie Manson Karen Reczuch
  • ISBN: 9780888992284
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Just Like New Ainslie Manson Karen Reczuch Just Like New For Sally and her brother Jim life in Montreal during World War II means fewer books and an odd food shortage but when the children are asked to bring something from home something just like new t
    For Sally and her brother Jim, life in Montreal during World War II means fewer books and an odd food shortage, but when the children are asked to bring something from home, something just like new, to send to children in England, the war becomes real for Sally.
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    About Ainslie Manson Karen Reczuch


    1. I grew up in Hudson Heights near Montreal I had a happy outdoorsy kind of childhood I rode horses at a farm across the road I rode my bike to school, and to the store and to the library We didn t have a family car until I was ten.I loved books as a child but because of the war, I had few of my own A little like Sally in my story, Just Like New I had really poor eyesight a little like Allison in my story Ballerinas Don t Wear Glasses and when I was in about Grade Four, an eccentric eye doctor informed my mother that I should be reading nothing but essential school work Probably because of that skimpy beginning, I now read voraciously In my school days, I spent a great deal of time staring out the window, deep in daydreams I was extremely shy and hated it when the teachers asked me questions I was happiest when we had a subject called Composition I loved making up stories I also kept a diary Writing in my diary was like sharing secrets with a best friend.After high school I could have and probably should have gone right on to university, but in those days it meant taking math I couldn t face that So instead, I worked and then traveled I didn t cover the whole world, but I saw a good deal of it And I wrote about my experiences every night.Back in Montreal, I met my husband He was a Vancouverite and had come to Montreal to do his medical internship During his training we lived in the States for several years and it was while we were there that I finally realized I wanted to make some sort of writing into a full time career Full time university was out because I had a day job, so I took a three year creative writing course that I could work on in the evenings We eventually settled in Vancouver where I wrote badly for magazines, and then better for newspapers It wasn t until my life was totally chaotic with three active sons and hardly any free time that I found my true genre writing for kids.The boys are grown up now, but there is still a lot of coming and going at our house Fortunately I have my own study and I always want to stay when I step in the door Two dogs usually lie sleeping by my fireplace On my favorite kind of day, I get up early, walk the dogs along the sea, then come home and write I can see the sea from my study, so I STILL stare out the window and daydream


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    1. Sally lives in Canada during World War 2, and has knowledge about the hard times kids are going through in England Going to Sunday school during Christmas season, the teacher asks everyone to do a gift for one of these kids, across the country But there is a request that the gift has to look like new, and has to be a personal possession Sally decides to give away her best doll, Ann Marie, even though she has a very hard time thinking that Ann Marie will not be hers any Sally worries so much abou [...]

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    2. Very sweet book Made my cry at the end It s from the point of view of a little girl in Canada during WWII She is asked by her teacher to give a present that is like new from their own toys to the children in England who won t be getting any presents that Christmas.

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    3. In these doom and gloom days of the Global Financial Crisis where every news update is filled to the brim with stories of how desperate times are it was truely refreshing to read this book and reflect on how lucky we are The book is set during World War II in Montreal depicting Sally attempting to choose which of her three dolls she is going to donate to White Gift Sunday White Gift Sunday is collecting donations of used toys to provide Christmas gifts to English children, who otherwise would re [...]

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    4. A lovely picture book about children sending christmas gifts from Canada to England during WWII This is both nicely written and has lovely art work It tells the story of a little girl giving up her favorite doll, to send to a child in England It briefly discribes the journey the doll would have taken giving an opportunity for some simple mapping activities for a homeschool parent or teacher There is an awkward moment in the story when the children put straws up the dolls nose while packing her s [...]

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    5. The art was good and the story was nice I felt that it lacked significance though There are so few books about the Canadian home front in WWII, it would have been better if the author had included some historical notes.

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    6. My 6 year old clearly enjoys this book asking for it three nights in a row so far , but he refuses to tell me why I like how it shows sacrificial giving on a scale that is comprehensible by a 6 year old boy, without being overly preachy or melodramatic.

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    7. Canadian children send gifts to English children for Christmas WWII

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