Sharon Mckay Born Author And Journalist English Literature Essay

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"Charlie Wilcoxs Great War is the unforgettable story of a boys quest to find his courage and fulfill his destiny." "Charlie Wilcoxs Great War isnt just a wonderful novel- it would also make a great supplementary work for Canadian Studies/Canadian History classes wanting to know more about life during the war that made Canadians significant combatants on international fields of battle.

-Joanne Peter, a teacher-librarian at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, MB.

"Either as a sequel or on its own, Charlie Wilcox's Great War is an outstanding success."

-Books in Canada

"Charlie Wilcox's Great War will show you how an artfully crafted fiction can combine the new earnestness with the old thrills..."

-The Globe and Mail

"Whether you want a rip-roaring tale or a richly detailed look into history, Charlie Wilcox's Great War is a fabulous book."

-The Hamilton Spectator

Sharon McKay is a 1954, Montreal, Quebec, born author and journalist well-known for her novels for adolescent. She has worked in radio, film and is a former television host. Some of her famous books are Charlie Wilcox, Esther and a historical book series "Our Canadian Girl." She graduated from York University with a degree in BA. She is happily married to David MacLeod for thirty years. She is recently living in Burlington, Ontario with her husband and two sons. She has a membership in Writer's Union of Canada, Canadian Children's Book Centre and more. Sharon has won many awards like Mr. Christie Award in 2001 for Charlie Wilcox. Her book Charlie Wilcox has won many awards like Manitoba Children's Choice in 2002.  The best part about writing Sharon enjoys is going to schools and meeting kids who read her books. She loves and is good at writing books involving history; however she has never taken a history class and did not do well on it in school.http://www.sharonmckay.ca/sharon.jpg

"Charlie Wilcox's Great War is the unforgettable story of a boy's quest to find his courage and fulfill his destiny."

-Penguin group

"Charlie Wilcox's Great War isn't just a wonderful novel- it would also make a great supplementary work for Canadian Studies/Canadian History classes wanting to know more about life during the war that made Canadians significant combatants on international fields of battle.

-Joanne Peter, a teacher-librarian at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, MB.

"Either as a sequel or on its own, Charlie Wilcox's Great War is an outstanding success."

-Books in Canada

"Charlie Wilcox's Great War will show you how an artfully crafted fiction can combine the new earnestness with the old thrills..."

-The Globe and Mail

"Whether you want a rip-roaring tale or a richly detailed look into history, Charlie Wilcox's Great War is a fabulous book."

-The Hamilton Spectator

The year is 1918, Charlie Wilcox, now seventeen years old, tall, broad shoulders, square jaws, hay colored hair and ocean blue eyes, returns home to Brigus, Newfoundland from the Great War of Europe. Left his childhood behind on the battlefields, Charlie is now a man. Waiting for him are his parents, Sam and Lucy Wilcox, Jim, his best friend, Claire, his childhood friend and his neighbors.

The next day of his arrival, Charlie goes on a picnic with possibly the love of his life where he ends up starting to tell her about his life at the war. It is the same war where many people such as Dr. Robert Daniels and Helena are introduced to Charlie, where Charlie had done some things for the first time like drink and where he made many new friends.

Charlie is laden with secrets, especially ones that may cause more complications and stress over the people he loves and his town. Will Charlie ever be able to forget about the war and move on? Moreover, will he ever be able to get the courage to tell the secrets?

The year is 1918, Charlie Wilcox, now seventeen years old, tall, broad shoulders, square jaws, hay colored hair and ocean blue eyes, returns home to Brigus, Newfoundland from the Great War of Europe. Left his childhood behind on the battlefields, Charlie is now a man. Waiting for him are his parents, Sam and Lucy Wilcox, Jim, his best friend, Claire, his childhood friend and his neighbors.

The next day of his arrival, Charlie goes on a picnic with possibly the love of his life where he ends up starting to tell her about his life at the war. It is the same war where many people such as Dr. Robert Daniels and Helena are introduced to Charlie, where Charlie had done some things for the first time like drink and where he made many new friends.

Charlie is laden with secrets, especially ones that may cause more complications and stress over the people he loves and his town. Will Charlie ever be able to forget about the war and move on? Moreover, will he ever be able to get the courage to tell the secrets?