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We are thrilled to announce the launch of Wandering Fox Books, a fun new imprint for young readers ages eight to sixteen. Wandering Fox titles are timeless Canadian stories by bestselling, award-winning authors who have strong sales records and loyal fan bases among kids, parents, librarians, and educators. Read about our latest titles at Wandering Fox Books.


Gord Tolton will speak about his book Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy, at Shelf Life Books in Calgary, Wednesday January 14, 7:00 pm. 


Thelma Fayle will give a talk to the Harbourside Rotary Club on research she conducted at the National Archives in Ottawa during the writing of Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism. Wednesday, January 28, 6:45 am.


Diane Dakers, author of CHEK Republic: A Revolution in Local Television, will give a talk on the future of television at the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 6:00 pm.


 


Dangerous Spirits

Author: Shawn Smallman

In the traditional Algonquian world, the windigo is the spirit of selfishness, which can transform a person into a murderous cannibal. Native peoples over a vast stretch of North America—from Virginia in the south to Labrador in the north, from Nova Scotia in the east to Minnesota in the west—believed in the windigo, not only as a myth told in the darkness of winter, but also as a real danger.

Drawing on oral narratives, fur traders' journals, trial records, missionary accounts, and anthropologists’ field notes, this book is a revealing glimpse into indigenous beliefs, cross-cultural communication, and embryonic colonial relationships. It also ponders the recent resurgence of the windigo in popular culture and its changing meaning in a modern context.

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Diane Dakers

In her 24-year media career, Diane Dakers has written for most of Canada’s major daily newspapers and a number of national and regional magazines and weekly publications. Her voice has been heard on local, national, and provincial radio stations, and she has been a television host, reporter, producer, and writer. Diane is the author of CHEK TV: A Revolution in Local Television (Heritage House, November 2014). She holds a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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