Donnalee is a Youth Services Librarian at the Maple Branch. She collects old children's series books and has a large personal collection of vintage books. She also loves 1930's films and vintage fashion.
"This is a lovely, quiet story about moving to a new land and slowly starting to feel at home. The story is simple enough for young children, but it is a thoughtful look at making connections in a new place. The vivid, cheerful illustrations by C..."
"This is a great book for reluctant readers. It is funny and easy to read. It is full of humorous illustrations and doodles, allegedly by Tom himself. Tom Gates is certainly a flawed hero and his behaviour is sometimes a bit sketchy, but many ki..."