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Walking Stick

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ISBN-10: 1554552397

ISBN-13: 9781554552399

Edition: 1998

Authors: Maxine Trottier, Annouchka Gravel Galouchko

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In this exquisitely wrought tale, young Van finds a walking stick at the foot of a huge teak tree. Blessed by Buddha, it becomes his talisman, his life long link to the past, and the support he will need to carry him into the uncertain future. For when the winds of change blow, not even the deep forest of Vietnam remains safe. With the walking stick and his indomitable spirit, Van leads his family to safety and new land. Though the years pass in peace, the ever present tap tapping of the brass-tipped walking stick is Van's constant reminder of the customs, voices, and land he will always remember with love. When the stick's long odyssey is finally over, it is Van's granddaughter who carries…    
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 8/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 24
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.15" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Maxine Trottier was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950. She moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen; she holds U.S. citizenship as well. She attended several years of school at Ardmore Elementary in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, but her education was completed in Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Maxine was an elementary school teacher for 31 years, and it was only after retiring that she began to write children's books.

Born in Montreal, Annouchka Gravel Galouchko has lived with her family in Iran, Egypt, Mexico, and Austria. She trained in fine arts at the University of Quebec and started her career as a full-time painter. Her book "Sho et les dragons d'eau" received the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for its illustrations and was a finalist in the French text competition. Her fanciful and rich imagination is reflected in her paintings and her writings. She also loves music.