Take the Big Picture

Was there ever such a family? Fired from his job at the University for letting all the mice free from their cages in the biology labs, Mr Delahay went home to find that his house was falling into the river. Moving into his mother's large, old house proved no solution.

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Souwesto Home

From James Reaney, three-times Governor General's Award winner, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, member of the Order of Canada, comes the first new book of poetry since Performance Poems (1993).The poems in "Souwesto Home" are fresh, youthful meditations on such diverse subjects as the Little Lakes near Stratford, Ontario, the flora of Elgin County, the Donnelly feud, lichens, a Department Store Jesus, and so on. The collection...

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The Boy with an R in His Hand

It is a pleasure to find that James Reaney's first book for children, first published by Macmillan of Canada in 1965, has just been re-issued in a handsome paperback edition, complete with the original illustrations by Leo Rampen. "The Boy with an R in His Hand" tells the story of two orphan brothers who arrive in York from the Red River Settlement in 1826 and quickly become involved with the complex politics of Upper Canada. Joel, the elder...

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Selected Longer Poems

The narrative poem is a Canadian tradition that connects Crawford and Pratt with Atwood and Ondaatje. Reaney is the link. The key link. Selected Longer Poems completes the popular presentation of James Reaney's classic Poems and includes the well-known 'The Great Lakes Suite', 'A Message to Winnipeg', 'Twelve Letters to a Small Town,' and 'The Dance of Death at London, Ontario'.A thoughtful introduction by Germaine...

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The red heart

James Crerar Reaney, OC FRSC was a Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor. Reaney won Canada's highest literary award, the Governor General's Award, three times and received the Governor General's Award for Poetry or Drama for both his poetry and his drama.

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Scripts

James Reaney is one of Canada's favourite poets and playwrights; at the intersection of his dramatic and poetic talents is Scripts, a collection of musical writings. There are nine complete works here, including the chamber opera Night-blooming Cereus, the poetry/music collage (and Governor General's Award winner) Twelve Letters to a Small Town, the Canada Dot, Canada Dash trilogy and operas Shivaree,...

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Wacousta!

James Crerar Reaney, OC FRSC was a Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor. Reaney won Canada's highest literary award, the Governor General's Award, three times and received the Governor General's Award for Poetry or Drama for both his poetry and his drama.

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Colours in the Dark

From the author’s note from the original production: Colours in the Dark might best be called a play box. Why?I happen to have a play box and it’s filled with not only toys and school relics, but also deedboxes, ancestral coffin plates—in short, a whole life. When you sort through the play box you eventually see your whole life—as well as all of life—things like Sunday School albums which show Elijah being fed by ravens, St....

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

"Alice Through the Looking-Glass" was originally commissioned by Stratford Festival Foundation under the artistic directorship of David William. The play opened July 10, 1994 at the Avon Theatre.This edition also contains illustrations by Sir John Tenniel as they appeared in the original (1872) Macmillan edition of "Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there."When Alice passes through into the Looking Glass World, she...

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