Roch Carrier

Canadian author Roch Carrier was born on this day in 1933 in Sainte-Justine, Quebec.  Sainte Justine is the setting for Carrier’s most famous story, “The Hockey Sweater.”  Along with many other achievements and honours, Roch Carrier served as Canada’s National Librarian.

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The Fonz

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Henry Winkler was born on this day in 1945.  While he may be known to young readers as the author of the Hank Ziper books, he is best known in pop culture for portrayal of Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days. “Fonzie” or “The Fonz” was a pop culture superstar during the 1970’s.  Since then Winkler has appeared in wide variety of television, movie and stage roles. He has also been a director, producer and writer.

 

Happy Birthday to the Fonz

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Henry Winkler as Fonzie

Henry Winkler was born on this day in 1945.  While he may be known to young readers as the author of the Hank Ziper books, he is best known in pop culture for portrayal of Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days. “Fonzie” or “The Fonz” was a pop culture superstar during the 1970’s.  Since then Winkler has appeared in wide variety of television, movie and stage roles. He has also been a director, producer and writer.

 

The Fonz

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Henry Winkler as Fonzie

Henry Winkler was born on this day in 1945.  While he may be known to young readers as the author of the Hank Ziper books, he is best known in pop culture for portrayal of Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days. “Fonzie” or “The Fonz” was a pop culture superstar during the 1970’s.  Since then Winkler has appeared in wide variety of television, movie and stage roles. He has also been a director, producer and writer.

 

Sense and Sensibility

senseandsensiSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen was published on this day in 1811.  The novel was published anonymously, “BY A LADY.”  Few people knew the identity of the author, and she was never famous in her lifetime. However, over time her fame has grown and she has become one of the most beloved authors of all time.

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Sense and Sensibility has been adapted many times for television and film, and has also been the subject of a “mash-up,” Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Other novels by Austen include Emma, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice (my personal favourite.)