The Stamp Collector

The Stamp Collector

Book - 2012
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On the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour List 2014

2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor Book

2013 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee

Forest of Reading's Golden Oak 2014 winner

2014 Silver Birch Express Award nominee

OLA 2012 Best Bet - Picture Books category

A city boy finds a stamp that unlocks his imagination; a country boy is captivated by stories. When they grow up, the two boys take different paths--one becomes a prison guard, the other works in a factory--but their early childhood passions remain. When the country boy's stories of hope land him in prison, the letters and stamps sent to him from faraway places intrigue the prison guard and a unique friendship begins.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012
ISBN: 9781554552184
Branch Call Number: J FF LAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Thisdale, Fran├žois 1964-

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Wolfespearl Jun 07, 2014

Congratulations to Jennifer Lanthier on winning the Golden Oak Award 2014 for The Stamp Collector. This is an inspiring and beautiful story.

loveablelibrarian Jun 05, 2014

Winner of the OLA Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award 2014!

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ched3sb
Apr 30, 2014

this book is awesome becuse i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee stamps lol

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ched3mf
Apr 23, 2014

It was a good book but the writer died in the end

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ched3sp
Apr 23, 2014

this book is so sad SAD FACE

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ched3bh
Apr 23, 2014

I love this book because it explains what you should do and not what you should do. And also I love how everything was about stamps and it also made me so so so happy! This book is the third best book I have ever reed! And this book made lots of people a fan of this book so that is why I like this book.

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ched3kr
Apr 14, 2014

I love this because it's funny

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ched3rh
Apr 14, 2014

I liked how the illustrator put lots of different stamps

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silverb
Mar 24, 2014

I love stamps and this book has a lot of stamps. My favourite stamps are the canadian ones. My favourite, favourite, favourite book in Silver Birch!

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pelizabeth1210
Mar 24, 2014

This was a really sad and inspiring book! I woud rate it 4/5

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