Here’s a selection:
“Brewster’s attention to detail and his ability to present the material in a student-friendly manner, complete with compelling illustrations and facts that have been overlooked or hidden for decades provides for a memorable, informative and essential point of reference for all Canadians…” —London Free Press, Aug.15, ’09
“As in his earlier books, Hugh Brewster gives a clear, thoughtful and moving account of this tragic time in Canadian military history.” —Deakin Newsletter, Summer ’09
“Brewster is a master craftsman of history, his research impeccable and deep, his storytelling as fine as any bestseller of fiction. Kids should learn history and learn it’s not boring. Brewster’s books will do that.” —Halifax Chroncile-Herald, July 26, ’09
Just when I was beginning to despair about publishing a book in August, DIEPPE: Canada’s Darkest Day of World War II receives its first revew and it’s a rave! Toronto Globe & Mail children’s book reviewer, Susan Perren, wrote of DIEPPE on August 1st, 2009:
“[DIEPPE] can be described quite simply as superb. It is superb in the way it sets out the context for the raid on Dieppe…Superb, too, in the way Brewster, using archival photographs, first-person accounts from surviving combatants or memoirs, and the connective tissue of his beautifully crafted text to tell a story that is equal parts horror and valour.”
One couldn’t ask for a better review! Thank you Susan Perren! Don’t ever believe that in the age of blogs and Amazon reader reviews that real, thoughtful reviews in real newspapers don’t matter.