Booky: A trilogy

Booky: A trilogy Best Read || [Bernice Thurman Hunter] - Booky: A trilogy, Booky A trilogy Beatrice Thomson doesn t mind her funny nickname It makes her feel special which is important when you re the middle child not the smartest or the best looking or a boy The Depression years are har Booky: A trilogy Best Read || [Bernice Thurman Hunter] - Booky: A trilogy, Booky A trilogy Beatrice Thomson doesn t mind her funny nickname It makes her feel special which is important when you re the middle child not the smartest or the best looking or a boy The Depression years are har

  • Title: Booky: A trilogy
  • Author: Bernice Thurman Hunter
  • ISBN: 9780590124867
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
Booky: A trilogy

Booky: A trilogy Best Read || [Bernice Thurman Hunter], Booky: A trilogy, Bernice Thurman Hunter, Booky A trilogy Beatrice Thomson doesn t mind her funny nickname It makes her feel special which is important when you re the middle child not the smartest or the best looking or a boy The Depression years are hard ones with her father out of work and the family struggling to make ends meet But irrepressible Booky with her big imagination and even bigger plans can tackle anythinBeatrice Tho Booky: A trilogy Best Read || [Bernice Thurman Hunter] - Booky: A trilogy, Booky A trilogy Beatrice Thomson doesn t mind her funny nickname It makes her feel special which is important when you re the middle child not the smartest or the best looking or a boy The Depression years are har

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Booky: A trilogy

About “Bernice Thurman Hunter

  • Bernice Thurman Hunter

    She was born in Toronto, Ontario, on November 3, 1922 and died May 29, 2002 She married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Hunter, and had two children, Anita and Heather, and four grandchildren, Meredith, Lisa, Hunter and Franceline No Greats Bernice was the middle child of 5 children Wilma, Gordon, Bernice, Jack and Robert She struggled in school because they moved so often The Booky Trilogy, set during the Great Depression, depicts her family being forced to stay ahead of the bailiff, who threw them out when her unemployed father couldn t afford the rent Despite the hardships of poverty, it was her nature to be happy, so the books are upbeat They lived in Birchcliff and Swansea The new house was on Cornell Avenue and she went to Birchcliff Public School, but most of her childhood and teens were spent on Lavinia, which is why Swansea claims her for their own She attended Runnymede Collegiate, but didn t graduate because the war started and she went to work depicted in The Girls They Left Behind As a new bride, she lived on Gladstone Avenue in Toronto Her husband was transferred to Peterborough, so they moved to Millbrook when her children were young In 1956, she and her husband bought their own home on Meldazy Drive in a beautiful new subdivision in Scarborough, when McCowan was a gravel road and north of Ellesmere was farmland Her books accurately depict these locales in different eras Toronto is a character in her books She was interested in writing since early childhood and would often have a captive audience of school chums lined up along the curb to listen to her stories In her teens, she met and had the temerity to present a story to her idol, L.M Montgomery The famous author of Anne Of Green Gables complimented Bernice Your characters ring true You have a good imagination blissful words for the young author s ears, but the next bit of advice was a crushing blow to the fourteen year old s already faltering self esteem Montgomery said, A writer must have higher education it is imperative that you go to University The young hopeful went away dejected What Ms Montgomery could not know was that Bernice came from a very poor background and had no hope of a University Education The fateful words stayed buried in her heart for many years An avid reader, she was self educated She often read a book in one night She continued to write because writing was as natural to her as breathing When her own children were small, Bernice wrote for them an ongoing story about their lives in Millbrook, Ontario with themselves as heroines Her first manuscript, Kimberley of Millpond, has been published 55 years later in 2010 by her daughter Her stories were written in longhand because Bernice didn t own a typewriter It was not until her children were grown that she decided to try to publish She obtained an old Underwood typewriter and tapped out a story about her first grandchild, aptly titled, A Grandchild Can Make Life Beautiful Again She sent it to The Toronto Star and they published it and sent her a cheque for fifty dollars After that she wrote and published numerous stories for children in magazines and anthologies and then went on to publish 17 novels Bernice s novels, especially the Booky trilogy, are autobiographical in nature Her strength as a writer lies in her ability to bring her childhood memories vividly to life for her young readers Because the setting and tone of her novels accurately capture the past, she was acknowledged by the Toronto Historical Society and her books are used in history as well as language programs in schools She was in constant demand as a guest speaker in schools and libraries across Canada and her daughter, Heather Hunter, now goes in her stead Heather gives a power point presentation on Bernice s life and works Of her school visits, Bernice once said My favourite part of a school visit is que



194 thoughts on “Booky: A trilogy

  • This delightful omnibus version of Bernice Thurman Hunter s entire Booky trilogy was published in 1998 by Canada It not only contains all three novels in their absolute entirety, including all of the wonderful and informative archival photographs and illustrations, it also features an additional short story titled Visitors from Saskatoon a surprise visit from Dave and Mary Atlas on New Year s Eve 1933 Although personally, I still somewhat prefer having originally read the trilogy as single books [...]


  • Booky A TrilogyThis omnibus edition includes all three books in the trilogy That Scatterbrain Booky, With Love From Booky, and As Ever, Booky It also has a bonus story, which appears between the first and second books, titled Visitors From Saskatoon and it is a short story of only 8 pages, not including the photos That Scatterbrain Booky, book 1 5 stars read 3 6 11 3 9 11 Thanks to friends Gundula, I have a copy of this of my very own, which I am happy to lend out Another friend offered to let m [...]



  • I first read the Booky books when I was in elementary school I m 27 now and still enjoyed every bit of them Some things I remembered, though most I didn t I m sad that I hadn t kept my original copies from childhood when I moved out on my own Lucky for me, I found a spotless copy at a nearby thrift store for just a couple dollars I m holding onto this one, for sure.I have to say that reading this trilogy has peaked my interest in re reading the Anne of Green Gables books again The fact that Beat [...]


  • My first big book back in 2002 I have a soft spot for this novel, since it helped me learn how to read in english It is simple, but touching, and the author intertwines some nostalgic themes within each chapter that makes you yearn for something you ve never lived.


  • These three stories are from a time that will never be again But they re some that young girls should read Before they get all into popular girls, werewolves, vampires and paranormal stuff that is everywhere today.




  • This deserves a gold star This book was the first one I read on the Great Depression and is still the best one I have yet to read on the subject Very realistic.


  • Loved this one, i was fascinated by the different time period you experienced while reading these books although i would never choose to live in a time period myselfGreat read



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