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The AMAZING Pen Pal Photo-Journal from Campobello Island Consolidated School

Testament to Canada’s diversity, there are beautiful differences in student illustrations from coast to coast, but also a compelling emotional unity. Ultimately, each student was able to own the words of the story in their own way, and then to share their interpretation visually through what they drew.

Stories beget stories. Ignited by the imaginary plight of Jo, Murdock, Merry and Christopher, students shared their own stories back with me, and no class did this better than the New Brunswick Christmas Wind class from Wilsons Beach on Campobello Island who mailed me a copy of the amazing photo-journal pen pal letter they’d created of their beautiful island. Students in every corner of Canada have now been able to take a little journey to Campobello in their minds by virtue of the book these students created and mailed off with their trading cards. You can view it below, and while you do, also take a listen to the CBC Radio interview with Campobello teacher, Holly Matthews, and her students. While you browse, enjoy the class photo (Note:one student’s photo was subbed for privacy reasons. Shylyn’s illustration of Jo is serving as a stand in here!)

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Tlhe Campobello Class Photo-just photo

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CLICK IMAGE to open a PDF of the book

CLICK IMAGE to open a PDF of the book. 

CLICK IMAGE to see The Christmas Wind Story Project IN THE NEWS Across the Country

CLICK IMAGE to see The Christmas Wind Story Project IN THE NEWS Across the Country

 See more about The Christmas Wind Story Project HERE

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