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Biggest Poutine in the World
Biggest Poutine in the World | Andrae Poulin
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Thomas would do anything to make his mother come back. On his fifth birthday, Thomas s mother left, and he hasn t seen her since. The last thing he remembers is her making a delicious dish of poutine for his birthday. Into the concoction of French fries, gravy and melted cheese curds, she stuck five green candles for him to blow out. On the day of this twelfth birthday, Thomas comes up with the idea of setting a Guinness world record for the Biggest poutine in the world. Maybe then, his mother will come back and his emotionally distant father will pay attention to him. As he puts together all the pieces of his Phenomenal Poutine Project, Thomas not only learns why his mother disappeared, but he also comes to realize that Elie, the one person whose help he rejected, turns out to be his most devoted friend. Funny and heartbreaking at the same time, The Biggest Poutine in the World, was the winner of the French language 2014 TD Canadian Children s Literature Award."
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Love the beautiful bookish Christmas card I received today from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , and the lovely holiday bookmarks inside! Thank you! #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Holidays ❤💚 2d
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My #CanuckChristmasSwap package is on its way to a fellow #PoutinePenPals member. 🎅🎁 Also, @BookishTrish be on the lookout for a little birthday surprise! 🎉🎁🎂🎈

BookishTrish You‘re the sweetest - thank you 😊 3d
throwmeabook @BookishTrish it‘s my pleasure! December babies rock! 🤘 3d
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BookishTrish There‘s a wee something in the post for you too ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Birthday!! 🎂 1d
PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day yesterday. And I hope the celebration will continue for a while!😉🎂🎉 18h
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📚YA, chick-lit, romance
🍮Hot chocolate
🎁Bookmarks, stickers, socks
🍿Die Hard
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #CanuckChristmasSwap

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1. Love historical fiction,fantasy, fiction, lit. But really I will try anything!
2. Coffee, tea, wine , Pepsi.
3. I love all things bookish 🥰 bookmarks are always great! Stickers, lol
4. Hand lotion and lip balm. I don‘t wear much makeup.
5. Turkish delight and homemade fudge. 😋
6. White Christmas and little women
7. Love photography and animals. Have 2 dogs.
#poutinepenpals #canuckchristmasswap #xmasfaves

KarynGood Homemade fudge is the best! 1mo
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@KarynGood @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you!! Getting pretty things in the Canada Post really made my day! #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Halloween 💚👻💚 1mo
KarynGood Glad it got there! 1mo
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So excited for this!!! #CanuckChristmasSwap #PoutinePenPals

Tianarose Hmm I‘ve seen this hashtag pot up a couple times. I‘m very curious and would like to find out more about #Poutinepenpals 2mo
LA_Mead @Tianarose we‘re a Canadian pen pal group who send letters etc to each other ☺️ 2mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @Tianarose You should join us! Just contact @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the deets.👍🏽 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Tianarose Yes! Please do. It's a Pen Pal group similar to JB or LitsyLove but for Canadians. 🍁 Just email me your mailing address, full name, and birthday ( danielle_gangur@hotmail.com ) and then you're in! And you'd be in time to join the Christmas swap too, if you wanted. 😊 1mo
Tianarose Awesome! I‘m in! 1mo
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Just a lil extra shout out to @Pricel101 As this postcard is #PoutinePenPals perfection! I love it so much. Cheers. 🍟

PurpleyPumpkin Okay, that is perfect! Extra marks for that one, @Pricel101.👍🏽 (edited) 4mo
saguarosally Poutine pen pals? If I could do book mail right now this would so have been up my alley. 😁 4mo
tournevis Squic squic 4mo
Pricel101 Just love my #poutinepenpals 🥰 thank you Danielle the cards & letters make me so happy! 💌 4mo
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tournevis Not this round, sorry. Have fun! 6mo
Lindy PoutinePenPals is a great hashtag! Sorry that I can‘t participate this time. I really enjoyed the last round but I will be away travelling for a couple of months this winter. 6mo
FantasyChick Think I'll join this round! I've bowed out the last one or two so it's time to get back into things 👍 6mo
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Andrea4 Sure thang chicken wang! Hahaha can we send poutine in the meal? Or make it obligatory to eat while reading? 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
BookishTrish @andrea4 cool! Signup is here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l... (feel like a dolt for not posting the link earlier. I‘ll see how the group feels about a fifth member! 6mo
BookishTrish @tournevis @Lindy You will be missed! 6mo
BookishTrish @fantasychick Vanessa, YAY! Xo 6mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish oh yea I dont think I can sign up now because the 4 slots have been filled. That's ok- maybe next time! 6mo
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🇨🇦 Hello #PoutinePenPals we have a new member joining us @StayCurious ! See email for mailing info. Happy Reading! 🇨🇦

sherryvdh Welcome!! 6mo
StayCurious Thank you! Looking forward to some maple-flavoured Canuck Mail 😛 6mo
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mcctrish Hello 👋🏻 6mo
KarynGood Welcome, @StayCurious! 📚 🇨🇦 ✉️ 6mo
Pricel101 Welcome @StayCurious ☺️🇨🇦📬 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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Some #LitsyHumor for my #PoutinePenPals 🍁

Melissa_J 😂 Now I want poutine! 6mo
LeahBergen Truth! 🇨🇦 6mo
vivastory 😂😂 6mo
KarynGood 😂😂😂 6mo
BookishTrish 😂😂 5mo
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Letters - with inaccurate Nanaimo bar stamps - are in the mail #stampproofreader

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love them! ☺🥧🍰 8mo
AlaMich Those are awesome stamps! I just had to look up what a Nanaimo bar was a few days ago while watching Kim‘s Convenience. It sounded yummy! 8mo
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Wife @AlaMich I just discovered Kim‘s Convenience on Netflix. Super cute show!❤️ 8mo
AlaMich @Wife it‘s one of my current favorites! ❤️ 8mo
DaveNeufeld Ok I need to know, because I‘ve eaten my share of Nanaimo bars over the years but I sure can‘t tell—what‘s inaccurate about them? 8mo
BookishTrish @DaveNeufeld I think the proportions are off 8mo
DaveNeufeld Ok well now I see it 😂 8mo
BookishTrish @DaveNeufeld We take our Nanaimo bars seriously here on the West Coast 8mo
Lindy @BookishTrish I agree with the part in the article where it says it looks suspiciously like a Nanaimo bar-inspired cheesecake; the texture of the middle part doesn‘t look like custard. 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just found these stamps! 💕 My post office was nearly sold out. Haha. So fun. 8mo
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@drokka I LOVED your "non-pick". I had a sick day yesterday and read the whole thing in bed! Yes, I would love to read the sequel once you've read it.

I think @DebbieGrillo was interested, shall I send it on? Or send it back to you?

drokka If @DebbieGrillo is interested in reading it, feel free to pass it along. I‘m so glad you liked it. I think it‘s one of those kind of love it or leave it type of books. I‘ll send you the sequel, hopefully some time next week 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka yes, I can understand how people would find it to be too much. But I was hooked from the start. As you mentioned in one of your notes, there is lots of violence and many triggers, but somehow it never seems gratuitous. It's always fitting with the plot. And I agree with you, I'm always fascinated by characters who have their own ethical code, which may or may not fit with society's. It's why Omar is my favourite character on The Wire! 1y
mydearwatson Hope you‘re feeling better! 1y
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TheKidUpstairs @mydearwatson thank you! I'm not 100%, but I'm getting there. If I'm going to go down, at least it happened on a day when my husband was home to take care of the kids so I could spend a day in bed with a book! 1y
DebbieGrillo @TheKidUpstairs I'm not sure which book you're referring to. However, I'm overloaded with reading obligations right now. Please don't send me another one. :-) 1y
TheKidUpstairs @DebbieGrillo no worries! I'll send it back to @drokka 😁 1y
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Updates for my #PoutineandPaperbacks ladies:

@DebbieGrillo not sure if I already posted, but I received your selection for the next round last week! I'm interested to dig into it, I've read another by the author and enjoyed it. And uve watched the movie of this one, which felt somewhat lacking and I'm hoping the book can fill out the enough spaces!

@CouronneDhiver My selection for the next round is on its way to you!

@drokka hi!

candority That poutine looks so good 🤤 1y
drokka Hiya! If you want to read the super blue pick I‘d considered, but deemed probably inappropriate for group, let me know. I‘ll mark it up and send it your way. 1y
CouronneDhiver Sweet! I‘m *almost* ready to send my June book back to it‘s owner and send my August one off. 🙄 What a weird summer I‘ve been having! @drokka @DebbieGrillo @TheKidUpstairs 1y
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DebbieGrillo @drokka send away 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka oh my gosh, yes! I'm so curious to find out what book it is! 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka or should I say so fucking curious? 1y
drokka 😉😂 1y
drokka Okay @DebbieGrillo I‘ve just sent off @TheKidUpstairs selection and it should to you within 6 days. @TheKidUpstairs the ‘blue‘ book is on its way to you. @CouronneDhiver Just saying hello (didn‘t want to leave you out). 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka ooh, yay! Thanks! @CouronneDhiver I will put @DebbieGrillo 's selection in the mail tomorrow (I keep forgetting to mail it off! Sorry!) 1y
drokka @CouronneDhiver No worries. I‘m not in a rush. 🙂 1y
drokka @TheKidUpstairs I really hope you haven‘t read it already, or I‘ll have created all this suspense for nothing 🤣😂 1y
DebbieGrillo I've got 2 books here. One I should have finished in August and one for September. I am afraid that I am lagging behind. I'm not sure what one you received @drokka I think it was meant to be finished by the end of August and sent along. Or maybe I'm just thoroughly confused. @TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver 1y
DebbieGrillo Oh wait, @drokka you were the third one to get it weren't you? I didn't send it to you, right? 1y
drokka @DebbieGrillo That is correct. You should have received my selection and Danielle‘s selection already. The red book, the yellow book, and now another yellow one is on the way. 😉 1y
drokka @DebbieGrillo I may be confusing you. The blue book I‘ve sent to @TheKidUpstairs is not part of the carrousel. Sorry about that. 1y
DebbieGrillo @drokka ok, it's because I'm so behind thst I'm confused. 1y
DebbieGrillo @drokka it's not you it's all me, lol. 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka it arrived today! I've never heard of it before, but it sounds like a very fun read. 1y
drokka Oh excellent! 1y
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Back home! Worked in the garden for a while and earned myself a Gin Smash break. Masking my third attempt to start a book for the next round of #PoutineandPaperbacks - here's hoping third time's the charm!

(Pardon the weird sticker placement. They're blocking the title and author you prevent spoilers!)
@CouronneDhiver @DebbieGrillo @drokka

Melissa_J I wish I could insert a picture into this reply because I could post the same pic, only I‘m drinking the Vodka not Gin Smash 👌🏻 1y
rabbitprincess The Gin Smash is so good! Is it a new thing? I don't remember seeing it before this summer. 1y
TheKidUpstairs @Melissa_J great minds drink alike! 1y
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TheKidUpstairs @rabbitprincess I love it! It's been around for a couple years now, but for a while it was limited release only. 1y
drokka How do you ( and @CouronneDhiver and @DebbieGrillo ) feel about swearing/profanity? I‘m thinking about sharing one of my favourite books, but it might be a bit too blue for some. In context, it‘s appropriate, but I can see how it can put some people off. Thoughts? (edited) 1y
9999 What is poutine and paperbacks? It sounds awesome! 1y
CouronneDhiver I don‘t do a lot of swearing in my own daily life but I tolerate it, in context, in TV shows and movies. But, if it‘s “Deadpool” level of crass, I‘m out. Lol @drokka 1y
TheKidUpstairs @drokka I tend to swear like a sailor, I've got no problems with it! 1y
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@CouronneDhiver your package has arrived! And despite being caught in a torrential downpour with it, the envelope held up and everything inside is A-OK. Phew! Thank you so much for the fun puzzle book and delicious looking chocolate 😁

@drokka your pick sounds like a super fun read! I think you and I have very similar taste in books 😁


drokka It‘s a ridiculous, yet super fun book. 😂 2y
CouronneDhiver I had fun with it... I love that this book club forces me to try new stuff! It‘s great 😎 2y
Jabberwocky Yum!!! 2y
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It's on its way. Thanks for the extension!

@drokka @CouronneDhiver @TheKidUpstairs

drokka Oh poop. I forgot to post that I sent @CouronneDhiver her next one yesterday. Should be there today, but maybe on Monday. 2y
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I'm struggling. This should be in the mail today but I'm only halfway through. My MIL died and I spent two weeks in NJ with my husband taking care of business. I took the book with me, with the best of intentions... but you know how that can go. So @drokka @TheKidUpstairs and @CouronneDhiver I'm respectfully requesting a three day extension. I like this book and do want to finish it before sending it along. #poutineandpaperbacks

drokka I have no issue with that. I still have about 50 pages left of mine too. April was a bigger of a month. 2y
TheKidUpstairs Sorry to hear of your family's loss. I have no problems with an extension. Better to finish the book, especially if you're enjoying! 2y
Mollyanna Sorry for your loss. 2y
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cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
wanderinglynn So sorry for your loss. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry for your loss. 2y
tournevis *hugs* 2y
Louise Deepest condolences to you and your family. 💙 2y
BookwormM Sorry for your loss hugs 2y
RaimeyGallant So many hugs. 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh gosh, take your time. No problem 2y
QuietlyLaura I‘m sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and yours. 2y
asiriusreader I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💗 2y
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2y
SydBookReader I‘m sorry for your loss 2y
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I completely forgot to post this on Friday. @CouronneDhiver I‘ve sent the #PoutineAndPaperbacks and you should be getting it early in the week.
Sorry that it‘s upside-down. There was a queue at the postal outlet.

@TheKidUpstairs @DebbieGrillo

CouronneDhiver I was stuck in a queue at the post office the other day too. 😂😂😂 No worries. Super excited to see what you chose 2y
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TricksyTails WANT!! 😍😍😍 2y
Melissa_J And now I want poutine 😋 2y
SpeculativeFemale The sight of that picture made my stomach growl so loud my dogs looked at me! 😂 2y
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Kshakal Yum!!! 2y
SassyBookworm Yum! 😋 2y
BookishTrish @Melissa_J I hear you. I got it in my head today and it would not be denied. 2y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
Mollyanna Poutine... yummy! 😋 2y
Betty Are you Canadian? I'm in Tennessee--one year a couple from Canada came down here in a poutine food truck and parked it often at the biggest used-bookstore here. I loved eating their poutine in my car. They've gone back to Canada 2y
BookishTrish @Betty 💯🇨🇦That's a good memory 2y
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