CM Magazine Praises A DAY OF SIGNS AND WONDERS by Kit Pearson!

PKADayofSignsandWondersCanadian Materials loves the new Kit Pearson novel! A DAY OF SIGNS AND WONDERS (HarperCollins Canada) received 4/4 stars from the prestigious journal, comparing the middle-grade historical novel about a fictional event in artist Emily Carr’s early life with L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. “Kit Pearson’s novel is outstanding on many levels.”

The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson

A double-hitter! The Whole Truth (HarperCollins Canada) by Kit Pearson wins the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, having already won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award for 2012.

In 1932, after the drowning death of their father, nine-year-old Polly and her older sister Maud travel from Winnipeg to Kingfisher Island off the coast of British Columbia to begin a new life with their grandmother. After Maud leaves for boarding school, Polly is left on her own to adjust to island life, unknown relatives, and the burden of  keeping a shocking family secret. When the secret is revealed, will it destroy their fragile happiness? Mystery, complex characters, and finely crafted prose conveying the rhythms of Depression-era island life make this intriguing novel one to remember!

The grade 8 Student Jurors for the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award said the following :
“The characters were so believable – it felt like you were stepping back in time. [I] fell in love with it within the first few pages.”

Here’s what the CLA had to say:
“Kit Pearson’s superbly crafted story introduces readers to a moral dilemma that has no easy answer… Kit Pearson convincingly explores the realities of life in the Depression era, complex family dynamics, and ultimately, the healing power of forgiveness.”