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Distinguished Author & Artist Award, 2014

First Place Award, Great American Song Contest, 2014

Second Place Winner for Poetry

Many Honorary Mentions

The Land of Graws Review

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The Land of Graws

by Max Tell

“Ghoulish to gently funny.” - Alison Appelbe, The Vancouver Courier.

The Land of Graws (ISBN: 0-978-9692300-4-4) (CD), Max Tell Productions, White Rock, British Columbia, 1989-2009, each $14.95, tel 604-538-9466.

"The Land of Graws includes poems that magnify childhood experiences. Little Calvin Ocelot “who wore a suit that cost a lot” has ongoing problems with mud. Mud Puddle Pudding deals with the same childhood delight, while Tummy Garage will be the favourite of every reluctant eater. The poems have strong rhythm and rhyme and some, like Dragon with a Flagon, have interesting but accessible vocabulary. These selections, beginning and ending with 17 seconds of Icicle, provide lovely modelling for young children who are just learning to read expressively."

- Bonnie Thomson teaches kindergarten for the Durham DSB (District School Board), Professionally Speaking, the Ontario College of Teachers, August, 2007

Lyric sheet included.

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