A Review By Dave Gerry, Broadcaster, Global TV, Toronto (January, 2014) “It’s called the ‘dead of winter‘, but there is so much reverberating life amid the snow and the cold in this third book of Canadian author Ken Budd’s childhood recollections. Here are the touchstones of hitting your soon-to-be adolescent stride in the 1950’s, when […]
Review by Jayne Foster, North Battleford News Optimist (January, 2014) “…A timeless story of growing up in an era when a child’s life was very different from today…” Click on article image for full-sized review.
A Review By Dave Gerry, Broadcaster, Global TV, Toronto (December, 2012) “I am certainly not the first baby boomer to wistfully pine for those kinder, gentler, less technology-reliant times of a bygone youth. The second instalment of Ken Budd’s childhood adventure series, FallGently, does an admirable job of transporting a rapidly greying reader back to […]
By Brenda R. Just finished WinterFree. This was my favourite book. And since meeting you, it makes for a different read because I can hear you talk; you write just like you speak. I think many people my age would thoroughly enjoy all the books because “they lived it.” I was wondering what the reaction […]
It was such a treat for me to read all about the adventures of Buddy Williams. Thank you so much for introducing it to me. It brought so many memories of my own family and friends back into my thoughts. Even in the more sad moments, I felt as if I was part of Buddy’s […]
By Faye Evans My name is Faye Evans, and I would like to mention that when I was in Driftwood Mall in Courtenay recently, I was passing by Cole’s book store, and happened to chat briefly with Ken Budd on the unfortunate happenings that occurred in Ottawa that day. He mentioned that he was the […]
By Merv Kopperud I have just finished reading “Spring Rush.” My overall assessment was that it is an excellent book. The first few chapters were a little sleepy for me but the pace picked up and built to a fine crescendo. It left the reader with a warm sense of closure. Ken, I think there […]
By L. Lockeridge (from Chapters online) “Although I first judged it to be a boy’s book, I found that I could relate to so much of it as, on my own, I had many similar experiences. Wading around in a slough near our house in Manitoba. Catching and playing with frogs. Making a teepee with […]