Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 2, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
Watch for these treasures recently released in paperback
As For the Princess? Adapted and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. Annick Press, Toronto. 2001. $7.95 paperback ages 6 and up
In this adapted folktale from Quebec, Stephane Jorisch is true to what we have come to expect in his mostly watercolour and gouache paintings. They are full of humour and irreverence as the events unfold. The tone is set on the cover, as we watch a guard put the boots to the doctor who has come to cure the princess’ malady.
The story is told of three brothers who each receive a special legacy from their dead father. The youngest is given a magic belt and it is his wish to meet the princess who lives over the mountains. He is warned about her, but he will not listen. The warnings prove accurate. Too soon, he has lost his own legacy and parts of those left to his two older brothers.
There must be some way to put a stop to the mean and evil ways of the pampered princess. It is not long until he discovers magic in a nearby orchard and is able to trick the princess into giving him back what she has taken from him. Furious, but unable to change what has happened, the princess must watch in anger and the young man returns to his home, treasures intact.
A Drop of Gold, written and illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen. Annick Press, Toronto. 2001. $6.95 paperback ages 5 and up
BOOKS FOR KIDS
A pourquoi tale that will delight young readers, with its imaginative description of how birds came to get their colours, and Nightingale his special song.
It seems that in her hurry, Mother Nature has forgotten to give colour to the birds of the sky. They lament their plight. She calls in her helpers, who arrive with paint pots, brushes and a basket filled with fancies. The work begins immediately and soon, the birds are decorated and satisfied with their new look. A latecomer bird is disappointed to discover that only brown paint remains and he is even more distraught when he realizes how truly plain that makes him.
Leave it to Duck to remem-ber the special ingredient that will give the small brown bird his own special identity.
A Small Tall Tale from the Far, Far North, written and illustrated by Peter Sis. A Groundwood Book, Toronto. 2001. $7.95 ages 8-12
This was my first introduction to the fine work of Peter Sis. I have come to admire him greatly as a writer and illustrator. I am so happy that this book has been published in a paperback edition and hope that means that it will make it into the hands of many more people. It is worthy of your attention. Peter says that he consulted everything he could find on the people of the Arctic, their customs and their culture.
Jan Welzl was a hero to Peter as he
was growing up in Czechoslovakia and his Arctic adventures inspired Peter to dream his own dreams of breathtaking journeys. Looking to find a better life for himself, Welzl set out to seek his fortune in the Far North. This tall tale is told of the journey he made and the discoveries that he made while traveling.
There is much to be seen in the artwork that accompanies this fine story. It is trademark Sis and creates a world filled with wonder and surprise.
Just Like You, written and illustrated by Jan Feamley. Egmont Children’s Books, London. Distributed in Canada by Stewart House Publishing, Toronto. 2000. $10.95 paperback ages 3 and up
A reassuring look at the bedtime rituals of the animals that inhabit the hillside where Little Mouse and his mother live. As they walk quietly home, they cannot help but notice the animals tucking their little ones in, with promises of all that they will do for them while they sleep. Each time, Little Mouse notes that the babies must be very special and Mama Mouse assures him that he is, too.
As they continue on their way, Little Mouse becomes concerned that Mama cannot fly like the bird, jump like the frog or dig like the rabbit. He wonders what exactly Mama can do for him, when she cannot do what the others can do for their young. He soon learns that he need not have worried.
Rest assured, both Mama and Little Mouse come to realize how special they are to each other. After all, isn’t that what really matters??
Mallory and the Power Boy, written by Pete Marlowe and illustrated by Cindy Revell. Annick Press, Toronto. 2001. $7.95 paperback ages 5-8
When the power goes out at Mallory’s house, she’s scared. She doesn’t like the dark, and the cold and she doesn’t like the lack of music to help her dance. While tucked in bed, she watched the thunder and lightning and then it, too, disappears. As she gazes out her window, she sees a boy tumble to Earth on a jagged bolt of lightning. She quickly goes out into the storm to help him. Power Boy has all the power and, at the moment, it is hiding. It seems he
needs Mallory’s help to help him find it. They work throughout the night, collecting wind, rain, light and cold and in the morning when Mallory’s mother awakens her, power has been restored.
Mother is sure that the men have worked all night to get it fixed. Mallory is just as certain that it took a lot of work to get the power back. Revell’s bright acrylic illustrations invite the imagination to soar through the night sky with Mallory and Power Boy. It is a flight of fancy to be savored.
Sally Bender is a Brandon freelance writer.
Friends remember Rosemary Clooney
LOS ANGELES — Fans, family members and fellow entertainers remembered singer Rosemary Clooney on Sunday for her seemingly effortless singing style, her warm humour and her triumphant comeback from emotional problems and drug abuse.
“For over 50 years she has brightened our lives with the richness of her personality and her voice,” Dolores Hope, a fellow singer and wife of entertainer Bob Hope, said in a statement. “Her courage and love have been an inspiration to all who called her friend.”
The mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in White Christmas died Saturday evening at the age of 74 at her Beverly Hills home, with family members at her side. She had been hospitalized earlier in the month for a recurrence of lung cancer.
“Her music was an extraordinary extension of this joyful soul,” her longtime friend, singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, told the Los Angeles Times. “She was an earth mother, a heart person, and that quality came through in her music.”
Clooney’s younger brother, Nick, an entertainer and former television news anchor, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he spoke with her Thursday and she had talked enthusiastically about returning to her home town of Maysville, Ky., for the fourth annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival in September.
“She was very feisty,” Nick Clooney said. His son is actor George Clooney.
Flowers were placed on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony Sunday. Notices from fans appeared on Web sites devoted to the singer.
“She was one of America’s finest pop vocalists, with a clear, pure voice filled with warmth and sincerity,” singer Tony Bennett said in a statement. “She was a wonderful person.”
John Von Ohlen, who had played drums in Clooney’s band since 1982, said she was a consummate professional.
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“She was the best to work with. When I started in ’82, she was in her best form. Every time I played with her, the music was top notch. You did a show with her and you were all the way there,” Von Ohlen told the Enquirer.
Clooney started singing with her younger sister, Betty, on WLW radio in Cincinnati in 1945.
Bandleader Tony Pastor heard the girls when he was touring Ohio and hired them, and The Clooney Sisters made their debut with the band at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in 1947.
Two years later, Betty tired of the life and returned to Cincinnati, and Rosemary headed for New York, where she played a few dates on radio and early television shows and recorded for Columbia. One day in 1951, Mitch Miller, the mentor of Columbia Records, offered her the song Come on-a My House, by Armenian-American author William Saroyan.
“I really hated that song. I hated the whole idea, and my first impression was, what a cheap way to get people’s attention,” she later wrote in her memoirs.
When she refused to record the song,
Miller threatened to fire her. She then agreed to record it, using an Italian accent instead of Armenian “because it was the only kind of accent I knew.”
The song became a huge hit and catapulted Clooney to stardom.
— Associated Press
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