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11th Jun, 2015

Book Review: The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan

Book Review: The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan This is a short review of the The Rabbits (2000) written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan. The Rabbits is not a book for young children. It is a true picture book in every sense. It requires ‘reading’ the pictures as much as the text. The two […]

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6th Jun, 2015

Small Businesses and West Broadway, Vancouver

Small Businesses and West Broadway, Vancouver Vancouver’s West Broadway is a place which I consider to be ‘Death Alley’ for small businesses. Look down West Broadway and you’ll see building after building of empty commercial properties for lease. You’ll also see business after business destined to go out of business not too long from now. Let’s take a look at why […]

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Combining Classic and Modern Literature

William Blake Meets ‘Enemy Pie’ As long as the texts are relevant to our students, Pear Tree Education believes in combining classic and modern literature. This week, we looked at William Blake’s poem ‘A Poison Tree’. The poem talks about the benefits of communication in dealing with anger, as well as the consequences of letting anger brew. Blake uses […]

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