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vlmagee 09-14-2010 12:09 PM

CRT children's book and Anniversary of Canadian Railway
Maybe I missed it, but a quick search didn't bring it up so I will post about it. Apologies if this has been mentioned. I had a busy summer, and didn't get to read everything although I always check in.

A new children's book with the lyrics of Canadian Railroad Trilogy, and art by Ian Wallace was recently released in Canada and is listed for a December publication in the US. It's a lovely book for your collection (to put alongside Pony Man and I Wish You Good Spaces - smile, please). You can read my review here:

Canadian Railroad Trilogy Children's Book


charlene 09-14-2010 12:21 PM

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it was mentioned in a few threads but only found one in a quick search; http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...t=trilogy+book
and I have my copy thanks to my friend Bonnie who sent it as a surprise gift last month. it's a lovely book that i hope will be included in Ontario schools to compliment the text book with CRT that is used in lessons about the building of the country and railway..

Dream Street Rose 09-14-2010 11:46 PM

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I got mine a few weeks ago. It is beautiful and did come from Canada. You have nice friends Char. :)


jj 09-21-2010 09:12 AM

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yeah, the prior thread makes no mention of the book in the Subject line


while not much appeal for me personally with his pastel style, Wallace has some very appealing style in his portfolio and i wish he'd used pretty much any other one of them for the CRT tribute http://www.ian-wallace.com/gallery_theboy.html

i'll keep an eye peeled for it in the public schools

val/char, do you know if Nash be performing CRT at the official reception?

...yeah, they don't get much more generous than our bonnie:)

again, any ideas on what other tunes would lend itself to an illustrated works? big blue? CYC?

Don Quixote 09-21-2010 10:41 AM

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How about "Betty called me in"? That would hold the kids' attention!

jj 09-21-2010 11:40 AM

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child book? lol, that might make for a better men's/teen magazine!

charlene 09-21-2010 01:13 PM

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Jory Nash? I was in touch with him yesterday and he didn't say anything...

jj 09-21-2010 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by charlene (Post 165533)
[url] I was in touch with him yesterday and he didn't say anything...

you know what, Jory's own epic tune about the gold rush would make for a cool historical booklet also one day...i guess he could play that but that would be stealing a bit of CRT thunder at the event unless he intros it and being inspired by Gord's writing of CRT (which i believe it was)...we shall see (and hopefully hear on CBC2)

jj 09-21-2010 09:12 PM

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i was chatting with the guys putting up the large original pastels tonight and the consensus is that they are quite striking and vibrant at that size (as is usually the case)...they spoke as if they expected GL to be there...GL's in closeby Buffalo the next day

charlene 09-21-2010 09:26 PM

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I am seriously contemplating heading down there...then the next night i'm shuffling off to buffalo too..

will you be down for the event that night James?

jj 09-27-2010 06:56 PM

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bringing this to the top...no, i don't think so but i did get to see a videocast (iphone?) of the paintings in their full pastel glory...you will have to give us the live eye and say hi to jory from the gang here

hey, one thing i liked taste wise (unlike the art style) with that book was the 'spike' inset on the cover...i always take off the protective covers off any hardcovers i have, old or new....it's embossed right into the cover with no writing at all, i love that

btw, the name of the previously published kid's book (about the history of the CPR project) i was trying to recall is credited also...nice, a bit steep for a kids book

charlene 09-27-2010 07:56 PM

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The kids book of canada's railway & how the cpr was built - book title - 2000.

the spike detail is nice. i have a railway spike-not sure fromwhere tho..been silver coated.

Hope to get artists signature and then on friday night i'll get gordon to sign it too..

unless he does decide to come to the reception on thursday...

can't wait...

jj 09-27-2010 08:28 PM

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all sounds great. char!

hey, this is a terrific download for all to browse:


hey, i like the cover of this book you mention

vlmagee 09-29-2010 09:40 AM

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Gord visited the exhibit yesterday (Tuesday, 9/28), so that may mean he won't be at the reception. But, you never know ...


charlene 09-29-2010 09:57 AM

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you never know...!
I'll go to see the artwork, meet the artist and hear Jory sing CRT..
if Gord wants to join us he's more than welcome!

jj 09-29-2010 10:13 AM

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thx for the pics, nice to see the Frum display in background... http://twitpic.com/photos/kimfox

maybe Jory should etch all those the words onto top of his guitar, lol

charlene 09-29-2010 11:16 PM

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see artwork and listen to reading - http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/features/crt/

charlene 09-29-2010 11:21 PM

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more pics

charlene 09-30-2010 10:03 AM

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from CBC regarding the interview at the art exhibit -

"The interview will be posted by the latest tomorrow afternoon on the CBC Radio 2 blog -- but we will be showing it tonight at the reception! "

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/ - picture at link...

charlene 09-30-2010 10:23 PM

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It was a wonderful event! Gordon did not show up by the time I left around 6:40..he did have a lovely video message for the artist tho. Jory sang CRT and it was fabulous.
My camera played tricks with me so there may not be any video to show..I'm looking into it..I am tres p.o'd!
I met the artist, a very nice man who gave a very heartwrming, emotional speech. I got the book autographed by him and Jory and will get Gordon to sign it tomorrow night in Buffalo.
CBC Radio 2 will have audio tomorrow I believe. (they played the interview and the b&w CBC produced video from 67 of Lightfoot performing the tune with the navvies working around him. It was about 10 minutes long I think!)
There were "Last Spike" cocktails and wine and trays of finger foods..it was all quite nice!
Aengus Finnan showed up! Lovely to see him again!
My fave piece was of the train billowing smoke into the shape of Canada.
Check out Radio 2 on Friday for audio - I'm not sure what they will have online from the event..
I'll be shuffling off to Buffalo early in the morn but will check in before I leave...

jj 10-01-2010 10:31 AM

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sounds wonderful, char! bet Jory was happy to have your support as usual:)

i don't see any 'blog' link at cbc2....have fun tonight and if you are taking the $1.99 megabus, maybe you should ride down low where they keep the baggage!

charlene 10-01-2010 12:52 PM

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I'm on the megabus now..just on the qew heading west near square one...using lisa's new tiny netbook..
Jory likess to see me cuz i bring him candy..and fries yesterday...
should be in buffalo at 3/3:15....
i think it's radio2 blog...

charlene 10-04-2010 10:15 AM

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wee bit of audio - more to come later..

podmed 10-06-2010 07:48 AM

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I would love to get a copy of this book now to read to my kids. Anybody know of a good Canadian supplier that will ship to the States? Thanks!

charlene 10-06-2010 08:11 AM

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try: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...9535-item.html

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