Book: Solstice Magic - A Calgary Stampede Adventure by Jean Stringamcategories: Book, Magical Realism, Rodeo, Ukrainian-Canadian, Calgary Stampede, Stock Dog Competition, Ukrainian Folklore, Bull Riding, Rodeo Clown, Rabbit Hopping Clubs, Caucasian-Ovcharka Dog, Alberta's Small Farms, Young Adult Fiction
Jean Stringamabout this book: As I write my books I begin to hear the song of the character's soul. I've written the lyrics and melody with a piano accompaniment so my readers can hear something of what I hear. You can download the jpg of the sheet music if you go to my website at http://jeanstringam.com. While there, you can also follow a link to YouTube where you will hear a Colorado Indie band's version of the song.
• Excerpt from a review by Rod McGillis:
The characters are strong and the writing lyrical, especially when we get what the book terms "rabbit-lip," a form of prose expression that combines the lyricism of poetry with the mystery of unexpected expression. When a character speaks in rabbit-lip, we are disarmed by the novelty of the prose and drawn in by the desire to understand this strange lingo. The rabbit-lip is perhaps an indication of this book's uniqueness, its imaginative originality. . . It is, finally, a triumph of imagination.
• VVB32Reads review:
In-a-word(s): indomitable spirit
Loved how this story magically mixes fairy tale and reality, old world and new world, young and old, humans and non... Also includes a sprinkling of love in the air.
• My Cozie Corner (Book Reviews):
A true work of art that kept me captive and should be on every fantasy lovers TBR list.
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Video: Song "Safe at Home Again" from the book Solstice Magic, by Jean Stringam
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