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Mary Ann Alice: A Novel

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In this brilliant and poetic novel, BRIAN DOYLE brings us back to the Gatineau River near Ottawa, the world of UP TO LOW and UNCLE RONALD.
Mary Ann Alice McCrank was named for the pretty church bell in the steeple of St. Martin's Church in Martindale. She has the soul of a poet and Mickey McGuire Jr. (son of Mickey, the narrator of UNCLE RONALD) is in love with her. Mary Ann Alice is passionately interested in many things, especially the geology of her part of the world. Her teacher, the wonderful Patchy Drizzle, shares her passion for rocks and fossils, many of which can be found along the river and in caves under the famous Paugan Falls. But a new project to dam the river at Low places rocks, fossils, falls as wel as many farms in danger, including those of Mean Hughie from UP TO LOW and the strange Cork family. But the dam must go ahead. And, as with much technological change, it brings both benefits and tragedies to the community.

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Grade 4-7-Doyle's fans won't be disappointed with this book about a seventh grader with "the soul of a poet" and a deep interest in geology who, along with her neighbors, experiences the changes that take place when technology comes to her rural community. The time is 1926, and a building project to dam the Gatineau River near Mary Ann Alice's Canadian town brings jobs and money to the residents and the threat of unpredictable environmental damage. The novel focuses on a small town rich with interesting characters (and interesting names) and the struggles of locals when it comes to dealing with outside influences. The integration of historical material is effective. Narrated by the bluntly spoken protagonist, the book has a fast-paced plot that comes alive with memorable characters. As with Doyle's You Can Pick Me up in Peggy's Cove (Groundwood, 1991) and Easy Avenue (Douglas & McIntyre, 1996), readers will come away with a powerful message about what's important in life. This is a good dose of Canadiana with a generous mixture of humor and expressive language.
Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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"Doyle is a fearless writer . . . Here a devastatingly wicked characterization; there a prosaic list of supplies; there a passage of unforgettable imagery."

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