Welcome, visitor!   Register   Login


Post an Ad
Menu Post an Ad

Salt Spring Reads: Owen’s Grandmother and The Little Black Box

    Books Reviews    October 19, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and/or in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments.

Owen’s Grandmother and The Little Black Box by Maryanna Gabriel

Maryanna Gabriel is an artist living on Salt Spring Island. She has experience working as a graphic designer. Her own grandchild inspired her to write, illustrate and publish this story. As the title indicates, this story is told from the grandmother’s point of view rather than from the grandchild’s. Owen lives far away and can’t see his grandmother as much as he wants to. But when she visits him in person, the visit is much more satisfying than having to communicate through ‘a little black box’ – an iPad, a way of communicating that is quite normal to today’s children but perhaps less so to grandparents.

This is a universal story that will be recognizable by many grandparents and grandchildren who are separated by distance and who communicate via Skype.

Maryanna’s book is available through local bookshops and online, in print as well as in Kindle version.

Salt Spring Reads - Owne's Grandmother (1)

About Margriet Ruurs

Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 30 books. Her upcoming next title is Stepping Stones, the story of a refugee family’s journey, a book that will benefit refugees. She runs Between The Covers Booklovers’ B & B on Salt Spring Island.

Comments May Not Be Seen by the Author

No Tags

  

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Post an Event

Community News

  • Watch: ‘Slimy’ GISS Students Win at Cana...

    by on 17 hours ago

    From its humble beginning as an educational adventure into a new style of theatre learning, The Canadian Improv Games got its start in Ottawa in 1977. Today, CIG is home to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed theatre festivals in Canada with 14 regional programs and over 100,000 alumni participants. Each year students […]

  • Changes in Ruckle Provincial Park Active...

    by on 17 hours ago

    Ruckle Heritage Farm has been in transition since 2018 June, when dear Helen Ruckle died — the last of four signatories to the agreement creating Ruckle Provincial Park and the last of her family to co-manage the farm with BC Parks. The loss is immeasurable, in so many ways, but the farm goes on, its […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on 21 hours ago

    Response Report: Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 49 calls for assistance in March.  From January to March 2019, SSIFR has responded to 72 Fire Incidents, 71 Medical Incidents, 13 Rescues, and 10 calls for Assistance (Total 166 Calls) Operations This month firefighters attended our first of the year brush fires.  Two fast moving brush […]

  • Photos: BC Forest March Action

    by on April 10, 2019

    On Saturday April 6, 2019 Salt Spring joined 18 communities across BC taking action in support of better protection for our local and provincial forests. About 150 Island residents participated, first gathering at the Library and then marching through Ganges. Joe Akerman opened the event and spoke about the long tradition of stewardship by Coast […]

  • From Space Junk to TED Talks: Forum

    by on April 8, 2019

    Moriba Jah grew up in Venezuela and then joined the US Air Force, where he was tasked with guarding nuclear missiles in Montana. Inspired by conversations with the engineers and technicians maintaining the missiles, he began to study – a path that took him to a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Jah then worked at […]

  • New Fire Hall – To Be Or Not To Be?

    by on April 8, 2019

    Salt Spring property owners have had the opportunity to review and vote upon a number of proposals for a replacement of the Ganges Fire Hall. All have been defeated but it’s time to look a little more closely at the reasons for the proposals and the reasons for the defeat. The Ganges Fire Hall has […]

  • Fire Board Election Monday April 29, 201...

    by on April 7, 2019

    Is there a risk that foreign powers will try to influence our 2019 Fire Board Trustee election? The good news is: Absolutely not. Nobody outside of Salt Spring Island really cares how we structure and manage our fire service. But this also shows how uniquely isolated we are as an island. While the Crofton Fire […]

  • Video and Photos: New Centennial Park / ...

    by on April 7, 2019

    The new washroom at Centennial Park has been completed ahead of schedule and is now open. The washroom has a number of features making it unique to other cinderblock washrooms that the community may appreciate. There are four sinks located on the back of the washroom for vendor use and the porta potties have been […]

  • Andreas Gedeon – 2019 Fire Board E...

    by on April 7, 2019

    My wife Annebeeke and I have been calling Salt Spring our home since 2007. Our two children Emily and Wynn were born here, and we plan on continuing to raise them in this truly special part of our planet. Born in 1975 in West Germany, I grew up during the Cold War. Our emergency services […]

Pin It on Pinterest