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Lost Childhood Books

It's baaaack! Due to popular demand, CBC Radio's North by Northwest has resurrected our "Lost Books of Your Childhood" segment. We have a new team of librarian sleuths who are ready and willing to track down that elusive book that you loved when you were young, but can't find now!

Our highly trained and endlessly curious literary gumshoes are:

  • Nathalie Patel from the Vancouver Central and Britannia libraries
  • Fran Ashdown from the Capilano library
  • Alison Campbell from the Parkgate and Lynn Valley libraries
  • Christopher Kevlahan from the Vancouver Central library
  • Elizabeth Austin from the Parkgate library

So here's your chance to get expert help tracking down the title, or the author or the illustrator, of a favourite childhood book that you would love to find again. Give us as much information as you can about the book: when you read it, how old you were, what country you were living in, anything you can remember about the plot, the characters, the illustrations, what characteristics have stayed with you over the years?

Send your queries and clues to: North by Northwest

Queries and answers will be broadcast on CBC Radio One's North by Northwest, Saturdays and Sundays, from 6 to 9 a.m., and posted here on this page.