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    December 27th, 2011mardixonCulture, Literacy

    Straight away author Alison Baverstock answers a question we had:

    ‘It was very difficult to choose just 13 British Artists to explore in this book.’

    The British Artists chosen represent a range of eclectic people who influences, training, and family encouragement also varied. One common thread they all seem to have is that they weren’t particularly famous in their own time.  This is something that is often the case with artists with exceptions like Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Banksy.

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    December 27th, 2011mardixonCulture, Literacy

    Being American, I was really interested in this book. I must admit that some I didn’t recognize but that was the point – each of these American Artists belong in this book and it was for us to learn why they are important. Even if you’re not American, this book is an insightful and fun book to have. Read the rest of this entry »

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    November 27th, 2011mardixonLiteracy

    Ever look back on your school life and think ‘Glad I don’t have to do that again!’  Imagine dealing with the typical school issues (opposite sex, hierarchy of groups, invites to parties … this is before we even get into grades) when you also have a disability?  Then imagine the disability is a physical one.

    That is the challenge that meets August.  August was born with a facial deformity. He is approaching grade 5 and after dealing with surgeries and hospital visits most of his life, his parents feel he is ready to bridge from home schooling to main stream school.  August lives with his very loving parents, older sister Via who is ‘normal’ and his dog Daisy.

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