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CURSE OF THE DREAM WITCH
NOW OUT IN THE UK FROM FABER AND FABER
COMING IN CANADA, FALL 2013, FROM SCHOLASTIC
THE GRAVE ROBBER'S APPRENTICE
CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR CHILDREN AWARD,
NOMINATED FOR THE 2012 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD
NOMINATED FOR THE SILVER BIRCH AWARD
NOMINATED FOR THE RUTH AND SYLVIA SCHWARTZ CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
NOMINATED FOR THE MANITOBA YOUNG READERS' CHOICE AWARD
ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S BEST BETS FOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION LIST
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
BEST BOOKS 2012 (STARRED), CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTER
ALA BOOKLIST REVIEW (STARRED)
Cover Illustration by Jim Kay
Faber & Faber (Britain), 2012
"Allan Stratton’s The Grave Robber’s Apprentice is perfect for 8+. Fans of Philip Pullman’s Clockwork and Ken Oppel will delight in Stratton’s wit and zest, and his jokes, twists, ghosts, wolves, prophecies and gothic tropes"
The Times of London (Children's Book of the Week)
"Stratton tells it all in language as rollicking as a song, with almost as many amusing moments as there are heart-stopping ones."
Booklist (starred review)
"Delightful... Readers who like their fairy tales packed with action and happy endings will want to add this to their collections."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The Grave Robber's Apprentice is (a) rollicking adventure tale, a fast-paced story with a couple of engaging heroes."
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
"A classic adventure story... This clever tale hits all the right notes ... A fast-paced, entertaining historical fantasy."
Quill and Quire (starred review)
"A playfully dramatic adventure with swashbuckling kids, mountain hermits, avalanche sledding and circus bears... Clever and funny... fresh and cheeky."
"Highly original... sublime... Sure to become a Canadian classic of the genre."
CM Magazine (4 stars out of 4)
"Bursting with breakneck action, daring quests, and heart-stopping near misses,
The Grave Robber's Apprentice is an exhilarating adventure full of humor and heart."
Joseph Delaney, author of the Last Apprentice series
"A rollicking and enchanting fairy tale for the 21st century."
Kenneth Oppel, author of the Airborn trilogy and the Silverwing Saga
"Stratton is a master at his craft, and he's given this story a heart of gold."
Arthur Slade, author of The Hunchback Assignments series
"A fun read."
School Library Journal
"A rip-roaring fantasy adventure ... Clever and funny ... Will take its place among other beloved children's classics."
Canadian Children's Book News
How the North American cover of The Grave Robber's Apprentice developed...
LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Adapted from the international best-seller Chanda's Secrets
LIFE, ABOVE ALL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY!
PURCHASE THE BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO which includes a "Making of Life, Above All"
special feature shot on set at Elandsdorn, South Africa, with interviews with Allan, the director,
producer, screenwriter and cast, and a lot of off-camera action!
Watch the post-screening Q&A with Allan, director Oliver Schmitz and Screenwriter Dennis Foon
TIFF 2010: Life, Above All from IONCINEMA.com
THE RESURRECTION OF MARY MABEL MCTAVISH
Mary Mabel is a comic novel, set in ‘30s Hollywood and small-town North America, about a young woman who claims she’s raised the dead. Jack Warner, W.R. Hearst and the Rockettes round out a cast of Ponzi promoters, Bolshevik hoboes, tent revivalists, and double-dealing social climbers, in a fast-paced narrative that satirizes the religious right, media manipulation, celebrity and greed.