Quill and Quire


Speaking one’s mind

"Miss Swan, your perfectionism is getting in the way of your story-telling,” Hugh MacLennan thundered at me after one of… Read More »

A peppy report card

Several Canadian children’s publishers have reason to be happy with the results of the first Publisher’s Report Card, compiled by… Read More »


Real story is in the detailsTo the editor:Many thanks for drawing attention to the CCSP’s two-volume study, The Reading and… Read More »

In praise of the CCBC

Just how important is the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in promoting children’s books across the country? “I’m not sure I… Read More »


A very real crisisTo the editor:This letter is in response to an opinion column by Bert Archer that appeared in… Read More »


Good books don’t go badTo the editor:Re: “Returns rising” (Feb. 1997)Contrary to what John Lorinc says, I would like to… Read More »