The Mask that Sang by Susan Currie

I Studied Art History, and Cultural Anthropology what a lovely book to share with all ages.

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mask-that-sang-518kxm1cjsl__sx346_bo1204203200_The Mask that Sang

Susan Currie, Author

Second Story Press, Fiction, Sep. 6, 2016

Suitable for Ages: 9-12

Themes: Bullying, Native American heritage, Family Relationships, Orphans, Residential Schools

Opening: Faster, faster! Cass kept scrambling past garbage cans and over cracked pavement, although her legs were dead stumps and her lungs screamed. The boys were close behind her, the same four who chased her home every day.

Book Synopsis: When Cass Foster’s estranged grandmother unexpectedly leaves her house and savings to Cass and her mom, it’s just the thing they need to change their lives. Cass is being bullied at school, and her mom just lost her job—again—so they pack up and move in. With the gift come more questions than answers for Cass.  Why is her mom reluctant to live there? Why was this relative kept so secret? Why won’t her mother read the sealed letter from her…

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Dog Park – Gurple at Play


Gurple the Purple Dragon spent the weekend playing with friends at the dog park.

Gurple loves to run and jump with her playful friends, these four, four legged friends enjoyed the game of fetch with Gurple.

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Gone Fishing with Gurple


Gurple the Purple Dragon has gone fishing, with a few friends. Why not tag along with Gurple as she explores the open waters.

“Fishing you say” these three cats are up for the challenge, lets see what they come up with in the next couple of weeks.

Grey cat has total confidence in Gurple and her swimming abilities, she’s taking a snooze as Gurple glides through the open waters.

If you would like to meet Gurple, she will be on display at the Calgary NW “Judith Umbach” library until the end of September.

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Gurple loves her FAN of Peacock feathers


Gurple the Purple Dragon has been hiding out this past week, we’ve missed YOU.

Wishing you a FANtastic weekend!

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What’s Up, Gurple harvesting Carrots

1-Gurple by Susan Fae and Harvest

Gurple the Purple Dragon harvests her garden carrots. Amazing how her garden friends have popped up all around her, Gurple’s Ears have become a little rabbit like wouldn’t you say?

Gurple’s garden is the best place to be, she can work, socialize and snacks are so conveniently close.

Please invite Gurple into your classroom or community to develop stories around her or your colourful characters.

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Beet the Rush, Gurple loves Purple

1-Beets with Gurple the Purple

Gurple the Purple Dragon loves Purple. Ever wonder how Gruple got to be so purple? Well, I think her parents must have feed her a lot of BEETS when she was a baby.

While harvesting her garden, not one beet made it into winter storage, she laid on her back in the garden soil and gobbled up the BEETS! Yum, nothing like PURPLE food. So delicious.

If you like the colour purple tell Gurple the Purple Dragon why. She’d love to hear from you.

Need a friend for your classroom or visitor let us know we’ll come by for story time.

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Go Nuts! Gurple’s Fall collection

1-Harvest Walnuts with Gurple

Gurple the Purple Dragon has a chipmunk friend, helping collect nuts for the winter. Chipmunks are amazing at stuffing their mouths with nuts and then storing them in their underground homes. Watch this video.

Though Gurple doesn’t need to store food for the winter, she loves roasted nuts as a snack and will share with her friends when they come to visit.

Happy Harvesting. Back at school? Well, if you ever need a break, Gurple the Purple Dragon would love to come and visit, she loves making new friends. for greeting cards and posters of Gurple.

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You Are the Apple of Gurple’s eye

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Gurple the Purple Dragon is preparing for Fall, she is Harvesting her edible garden.

Gurple loves to garden, she has made many friends working in her garden, some have even come to help out with the Harvest. Stay tuned for this weeks Harvest theme with friends.

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Gurple sings in the Choir

1-Gurple Sings in the Choir by Susan Fae Art

Gurple the Purple Dragon isn’t use to sharing the page with friends, she squished herself into a group portrait with her choir, singing “DaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaD”.Ha not really but they are singing.

Gurple would like to start school soon, what should she prepare for; clothing, books, computer, transportation? Please let me know if she would be accepted into your school, and if so what should she bring?

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Gurple plays her fancy keyboard

1-Piano girl Gurple by Susan Fae Art

Gurple the Purple Dragon is so versatile, she changed her Dragon tail into a piano, or keyboard. She’d love to play with the orchestra but her talents lie more in the Jazzy improv area (so she thinks).

Gurple needs to practice more often if she wishes to grow her music skills. See what her choice is tomorrow as she finishes her week of music.

Please send Gurple a message she’d love to chat. Gurple visits classrooms, the students help her find new friends and develop new talents.


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