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Founded in Montreal in 1967, Tundra Books is Canada’s oldest English language children’s publisher best known for Canadian classics such as Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater and Mordecai Richler’s beloved Jacob Two-Two series. Over the years Tundra has been dedicated to helping people tell their own stories, to introducing gallery artists to young children, and to keeping in print the books children love, so they can share them years later with their own children.
Tundra Take features a photo (or photos) from the week! Check on Fridays for a peak at Tundra Books!
On this day in 1725, John Newton was born. He is best known for writing the beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace.” The photo above is a painting by Janet Wilson that hangs in the Tundra boardroom. This piece of artwork is in her book, Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace, written by Linda Granfield.
If you weren’t able to make it to the event, Curtis did sign copies of The Castle on Deadman’s Island and Death in Kingsport that will be available at McNally Robinson on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to the wonderful team at McNally Robinson for all their hard work and help!
Don’t forget to read Curtis Parkinson’s interview about The Castle on Deadman’s Island in The Kingston Whig Standard. In the interview, Curtis explains how Boldt Castle inspired this mystery novel.
There was a great number of people who came to hear Curtis Parkinson read. The audience asked him lots of questions, had their books signed, and had their pictures taken. Short video clips of the reading are posted on our youtube channel.
A perfect Canada Day contest as this alphabet series pays homage to the nation’s vast landscape! These books will be available at your favourite bookstores on October 13, 2009! Congratulations to Rebecca who has won an advance set of our newly re-packaged alphabet series: