The Pleasant Summer Sun

The Pleasant Summer Sun
by Muriel Newton-White

The well-known author, artist, and illustrator, Muriel Newton-White, who has touched so many hearts with her children's books, writes a series of enchanting narratives to reflect her nostalgic memories of childhood in the 1930s. The first ten years of her life were spent living in a Toronto streetcar that had been sent north to provide emergency shelter after the Great Fire of 1922. The Pleasant Summer Sun, a sequel to The Cold Wind in The Winter, shares with you the adventures and hardships endured during that period as seen through the eyes of a child.

Muriel E. Newton-White has long entertained northern Ontarians with her children's stories, of which Rabbit Tales of Temiskaming, Squirrel Tails, November Rabbit Tails, and Christmas Gift are the best known. She is also the author of the best-seller, Backhouses of the North, a nostalgic and humorous account of days gone by. Her sensitive drawings, together with the clever wit of her writings, have combined to establish her reputation as the foremost of northern Ontario writers.

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ISBN: 0-88954-333-X | WMPub#1195 | 5½ x 8½
202 page Trade paperback many illustrations, sketches and photographs | $9.95

Table of Contents

1. "Let Us Rejoice, the Spring's Here!"

2. Cloud Shadows

3. Caterpillars and Butterflies

4. "The Lake Is Open!"

5. A Trip to Town

6. "To Fetch a Pall of Water

7. Showers of Gold

8. Dad Gets a Job

9. Dandelion Leaves

10. "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

11. "Why Is Daddy In Bed?"

12. The Spring Sun

13. Planting the Garden

14. Trouble Brewing

15. The Magic Garden

16. Moomoo's Birthday

17. "All Creatures Great and Small"

18. Getting Tough

19. "Each Little Flower that Opens

20. "Here Comes Powder!"

21. A Trip Up the Lake

22. In the Long Ago

23. Water-Lily Dreams

24. Water from the Lake

25. When the Timothy Blooms

26. Haying Time

27. The Picnic Place

28. The Orange Parade

29. Thunderstorm

30. The Wanagan

31. "Pretty Mummy"

32. At Grandmother's

33. A Visit from the Cousins

34. "Our Wedding Day"

35. Tools for Rough Carpentry

36. "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus"

37. "The Ripe Fruits in the Garden."

38. Another Trip to Town

39. 'The Porcupine Advance .

40. The King's High Way

41. The Cedar Boom

42. A Surprise for Grandmother

43, "Aunt Elsie Is Coming!"

44, Blueberries

45. Mother's Birthday

46. September

47. "Your First Partridge!"

48. Gathering Moss

49. "Our Place

50. Preparing for Winter

51. "Happy Birthday, Brother!"

52. All Hallowe'en

53. Memories