Yuletide

 

Yuletide Blues, R.P.
    MacIntyre
    Young Adult - Fiction

    ISBN 1-895449-04-9; paper; $6.95; 240 pages, Mass
    Market; 1991, 1992

    From R.P. MacIntyre, the 1993 winner of the
    Vicky Metcalf Short Stort Award, Yuletide Blues
    has become a hit with young audiences. The
    deadpan, comedian's voice of the teenaged
    protagonist is fresh, disconcerting and hilarious,
    as Lanny relates his worst Christmas. An avid
    hockey player with an aversion for piano lessons,
    Lanny receives a couple of rude but enlightening
    shocks that force him to reevaluate both himself
    and his relationships with family and friends.

 

Reviews

    Haans, Dave. “Between Despair and Distanced
    Surety: Yuletide Blues .” Canadian Children's
    Literature (May 1993): 76.
    Boulanger, Annie. “Fill summer's last days with
    portable adventure.” Royal City Record/Now .
    August 25, 1993. 16.
    Findon, Joanne. "Growing Up Complicated.” Quill
    & Quire (November 1991).
    Beaton, Virginia. Books in Canada (December
    1991): 39.
    Bergen, Clarence. “Fresh taste of Youth.”
    Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . September 21, 1991.
    C10.
    Broughton, Katheryn. Canadian Materials
    (November 1991): 358-9.
    Boulanger, Annie. “Take a good book to bed.”
    Burnaby Now . August 25, 1993. 22.
    Books in Canada (December 1992): 39.
    Denham, Paul. "Briefly Noted.” NeWest Review
    (April/May 1993): 17.
    Gibb, Marie. “Yuletide Blues is a must read.”
    Calgary Herald . February 15, 1992. G7.
    Henderson, Jay. “Belly laughs beat the blues.”
    Cochrane This Week . April 6, 1993.
    Mackey, Margaret. Canadian Materials
    (November 1991): 358-9.

    List Price: $9.95 Cdn $6.95 US

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