Elly's Odyssey: Reflections on Canada

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
This nonfiction book views Canada from a personal perspective, similar to John Steinbeck's view of America in his 1960 book Travels with Charlie. The author travels across Canada in a trailer with his wife and pets, including their French Poodle, Elly, in order to gain a better understanding of his country. A must-read for those wanting to learn more about this unique and wondrous country. More

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About Larry MacDonald

Larry MacDonald is a freelance journalist from British Columbia, Canada who writes about his sailing and RVing adventures. Although prior careers included Psychologist, Professor, Researcher, Administrator, and Entrepeneur, he most enjoys life on the water or the road, learning about people, places, and things.

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Review by: Catherine Goulet on Nov. 27, 2013 :
A feel-good book about a dog and her family who travel across Canada in their permanent home, a comfortable 5th wheeler. It is written with a smile, by a self-confessed 'descendent of a hyperactive gypsy'!
All at once, this book is humourous, engaging, informative, 'nice quirky' and makes important observations about some of the unethical practices the author encounters en route. It makes a good travel information book as well as a good armchair traveller read. Or for someone who simply loves dogs.
(reviewed 89 days after purchase)
Review by: Jorgen Danielsen on Nov. 17, 2013 :
A great read. Entertaining and informative. If you're planning or are on a cross-Canada adventure, you will get some super tips and ideas from Elly's Odyssey.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
Review by: Lowell Anderson on Sep. 6, 2013 :
The people we meet along the way were the highlight. Larry MacDonald has a way with people that is truly amazing. If you want to learn about Canada listen as Larry talks with Canadians.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Review by: henry wojcicki on Feb. 15, 2013 : (no rating)
If you’ve ever felt Canada calling, Elly's Odyssey: Reflections on Canada, is a must read. Larry MacDonald has written an entertaining and informative page turner that will fuel your wanderlust.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Lowell Anderson on Jan. 31, 2013 : (no rating)
The testament to a good book is when you don't want it to end. That's the way I felt, I wanted it to go on and on. The reader falls in love with Canada (if you haven't already), the author his wife two cats and especially Elly a wise and wonderful standard poodle.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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