Peter Carver, Editor

Peter Carver is one of Canada's foremost and most prolific editors and educators. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Carleton. He has worked at various schools throughout Ontario, and has led workshops on writing by the dozen. He was employed by the Canadian Children's Book Centre from 1982-1989, and currently works as a freelance editor and instructor of writing-for-children courses out of Scarborough, Ontario.

 

 

  


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young adult fiction anthology

188 pages / trade paper

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Teacher Resource Guide

ISBN: 978-1-895449-45-7
List Price: $11.95

Peter Carver, Editor


A sequel to the acclaimed Blue Jean Collection, Notes Across the Aisle contains the best stories from the 1994 cross Canada Young Adult Short Story Competition.

“Dynamite for a school curriculum.”  —  Quill & Quire.

“This cover is an intriguing invitation to a collection of stories so strong they could be used as examples of the recognized principles of successful short story writing for children and adolescents.”
Regina Sun.

Notes Across the Aisle will provide a wide base for teen discussion of and response to critical issues and morals and values education.

 Reviews

Beaty, Mary. Quill & Quire .
Caton, Jacolyn. “Anthology speaks the language of young adults.” NeWest Review (August/September 1996): 31.
Caton, Jacolyn. “Children's book reviews.” Regina Sun . May 5, 1996. 28.
Clemence, Verne. “Signs of spring arrive.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . May 13, 1995.
Jenkinson, Dave. Canadian Children's Literature (July 1996): 77.
de Vos, Gail. Resource Links (April 1996): 175-6.


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Young adult short fiction anthology

  177 pages  / trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-78-5
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Peter Carver, Editor

Opening Tricks fills a void that has long existed in the Canadian literary landscape: humourous short fiction for young adults. These stories represent a wide range of themes and styles, from the ironies and banalities of everyday teenage life, to the strange, bizarre world of the imagination.


This anthology is the reward of Thistledown’s third national competition for young adult short stories, and these thirteen original fictions are spirited and engaging. The two winning stories are “The Trickster” by Jacqueline Pearce, and “Mom?!” by Diana C. Aspin. This collection includes some of the best young adult authors in Canada, from talented newcomers to award-winning bookshelf names.


Opening Tricks also contains stories by: Cheryl Archer, Karen Krossing, R.P. MacIntyre, Eric Nicol, Sharon Stewart, Beverley Brenna, Shelley A. Leedahl, Barry Mathias, Janice Scott, Jennifer Taylor, and Ed Yatscoff.


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young adult short fiction anthology

240 pages / Mass Market

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Teacher Resource Guide

ISBN: 978-0-920633-94-6
List Price: $9.95

Peter Carver, Editor


In 1991 Thistledown sought out the best in young adult short fiction by holding a national competition. The nineteen stories here are a testament to the skill and diversity of Canada's YA short fiction authors, and include R.P. MacIntyre's story “The Rink” which won the 1993 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award.

“Given the range in subject matter, and altogether high quality of the writing, this is a book that deserves to be widely circulated through libraries and classrooms across the country.” — Quill & Quire (starred review).

 

Reviews

Bergen, Clarence. “Blue Jean collection aimed at nation's youth.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix . October 24, 1992. C7.
Bly, David. “Collection worth spot on the shelf.” Calgary Herald . November 21, 1992. C7.
Boulanger, Annie. Burnaby Now / Royal City Recorder . August 25, 1993.
Brown, Joyce. Canadian Materials (October 1992): 271.
Buchanan, Joan. Canadian Book Review Annual (1993): 314-5.
Cherland, Meredith. “Good books for middle years kids.” In The Middle . 11.3: 30.
Demers, Patricia. Canadian Children's Literature . No. 80 (1995): 78.
Henderson, Jay. “New books make for great stocking stuffers.” Cochrane This Week . December 8, 1992. 14.
Hughes, Susan. Halifax Mail-Star . December 4, 1992.
Novak, Barbara. “Publishers of children's books are headed for their busy season.” London Free Press . November 28, 1992
“YA winners.” Atlantic Books Today (Fall 1992).

 

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