Quill and Quire


By Gillian Wigmore

“Canadian literature is undeniably sombre and negative,” writes Margaret Atwood in Survival, her 1972 volume of criticism. “But in that literature there are elements which, although they are rooted in this negativity, transcend it.” As ... Read More »

December 4, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Wallace Edwards

Researchers at the University of Toronto recently reported that children’s books with human characters have a greater moral impact on young people than books with anthropomorphic protagonists. The subjects of the study were read stories ... Read More »

November 30, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books