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Red Diamond Books Current List

A Giraffe Called Geranium

Hardcover with dust jacket and illustrated end pages, 40 pages 9” x 10.75” ISBN 978-0-9937341-0-6 (bound).
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Mary Baker
Publisher – Red Diamond Books, 2014
The adventures of Susanna who finds a giraffe that has escaped from captivity to Canada’s west coast. She treats her as a pet until she realizes that the animal must be returned home to Africa. A harrowing voyage back to Africa ends as Geranium is reunited with her herd. Engaging writing, lively illustrations, and an attractive dust jacket make its presentation irresistible. It ends with fascinating facts about giraffes and their conservation.
Price $19.95 CdnClick here for information regarding retail and large orders.

A Giraffe Called Geranium


 

Ballerinas Don’t Wear Glasses

Soft cover, fiction, picture book, 8″ x 10″ ISBN 1-55143-176-9.
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Dean Griffiths.
Originally published by Orca Book Publishers. Spring 2000.
This is a story about siblings..and the bond they (sometimes) reluctantly have to share. It is a funny and warmhearted tale that will strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt out of place. With brother Ben in charge, Allison gains confidence and eventually stands out as the most…unusual swan in the ballet!
Price $8.95 CdnClick here to contact Red Diamond Books for more shipping information and special requests.

Ballerinas Don’t Wear Glasses


 

Leaving the Log House

Soft cover, chapter book, 7 1/2″ x 5″ ISBN 155143-258-7.
Written by Ainslie Manson. Originally published by Orca Book Publishers, Victoria, BC.
Far from home, Teresa stays with relatives in the big city. She spends her days at the hospital, preparing to walk on her first prosthetic leg. Her teenage brother, Tom, stays with her for the first weekend. To her surprise, he joins her in playing elaborate games with two old dolls named Tape and Curly. Tom leaves to work on a nearby farm and Teresa is bereft, even more so when he doesn’t call or answer her letters. When she finally reaches out to him, she ends up pushing him farther away. In the end, Teresa makes a brave journey to face her brother and reconnect.
In doing so, she discovers her own strength and independence.
Price $8.95 CdnClick here to contact Red Diamond Books for more shipping information and special requests.

Leaving the Log House


 

Mr. McUmphie of Caulfeild Cove

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Hard cover, dust jacket, chapter book with pen/ink illustrations, 8″ x 5 1/2″ ISBN 0-919866-72-7
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Janet Stethem.
Limited number available
Siblings Jill and Gorden find that new twins in the house are a real nuisance…until they are given permission to venture to the beach on their own. En route, they meet retired sea captain Mr McUmphie. He is an unusual character with a most unusual home. A warm friendship develops and the adventure begins.
Price $10.00 CdnClick here to contact Red Diamond Books for more shipping information and special requests.

Mr. McUmphie of Caulfeild Cove


 

Red Diamond Books Future Releases

House Calls, The True Story of a Pioneer Doctor

Paperback edition will soon be re-issued by Red Diamond Books.
Originally published by Groundwood, Fall 2001. Historical Fiction.
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Mary Jane Gerber.
ISBN 0-88899-446-X

 

Just Like New

Fiction, picture book. A new edition will soon be issued by Red Diamond Books.
Originally published by Groundwood Books Fall 1995.
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Karen Reczuch.
ISBN 0-88899-228-9 (bound) U.S. edition: 1996.

 

Baboo, The Story of Sir John A. Macdonald’s Daughter

This book is now out of print, but Red Diamond Books is planning a future edition.
Originally published by Groundwood Publishing, 1998. Picture book.
Written by Ainslie Manson, illustrated by Bill Wand. ISBN 0-88899-329-3 (bound)

 

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