Bernice Gold lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Strange School, Secret Wish
The year is 1927, and the Merril children are once again in school â€“ but one thatâ€™s unlike any other. For 10 months out of the year their school, set up in a Northern Ontario railway care that also serves as their home, is on the move. Theirteen-year-old Jenny Merrill loves life on the tracks, but she has a secret wish. Sheâ€™s fallen in love with a violin on page 244 of the Eatonâ€™s catalogue. But how will she get the money to pay for it?
"Overall this is a pleasant story, with a unique setting that will introduce students to a chapter of Canadian history in a rural community."
"Gold's tender storytelling and careful research make this work enjoyable and educational."