Andrew H. Vanderwal’s young adult novel, The Battle for Dunragglin, was launched on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. The outstanding event was held at the Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Copies of The Battle for Duncragglin waiting to be signed and read.
Andrew H. Vanderwal’s first signing at his launch!
Andrew H. Vanderwal hired his son’s school’s quartet, The MCI Senior Strings Quartet, to play at the book launch.
A wonderful performance from the McDonnell School of Highland Dance. Many thanks to Julie McDonnell and her students! Short video clips of the performance can be viewed on our facebook page.
Tundra’s publisher, Kathy Lowinger, talks about The Battle for Duncragglin and introduces Andrew H. Vanderwal on stage.
Andrew H. Vanderwal talks about the progression of The Battle for Duncragglin and reads a passage from the book.
What a fabulous turnout of guests!
Tundra would like to thank Andrew H. Vanderwal and his wife, Jan, for making the event such a success! You can read about the launch on Andrew’s blog here.
Tundra’s Director of Foreign and Special Markets, Catherine Mitchell, shares her photos from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair:
Here are two photos of our booth at this year’s Bologna Book Fair. The space is small but a representative selection of our picture books (back wall), fiction and non-fiction (side wall) are taken to show publishers in our meetings. Time is limited so the display has to tell as much as possible and act as backdrop to the discussion. We include quotes, honours, rights sales, and award stickers where possible to maximize attention to the list, all of which is helped by great looking covers to catch passers-by as well.
Eva Wiseman’s Puppet is listed in Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth! Click here to view the full list. Puppet tells a heartbreaking episode in history, explained through the story of a young servant girl in the late 1800s. Although Puppet is a work of fiction, it is based upon a real court case that took place in Hungary in 1883. In Hungary today, the name Morris Scharf has become synonymous with “traitor.”
“The tension builds to the trial scenes, and the climax is electrifying with its public drama on the witness stand and the heartbreak between Morris and his dad. Adults will want this, too.”
– Starred Review from Booklist
“…a tale of shocking prejudice and a kind of petty corruption that chills one to the bone… Wiseman’s unflinching descriptions of the conducts of officials, the trial itself, and subtext of Julie’s life mixed with her reactions to and participation in the events around her are compelling and believable. The relatively positive ending to this harrowing tale serves to mitigate the shocking events it so admirably relates.”
– Excellent from Resource Links
Award-winning author, Eva Wiseman, is the mother of two and she lives in Winnipeg with her husband. Eva recently celebrated the launch of Puppet at McNally Robinson.
Would you like a chance to win some of our books? If you are an OMNI VIP member, now you can! The concept is very simple: watch OMNI TV, collect points, and trade them in for prizes! And what great prizes they are!
Currently, I Love Chocolate by Davide Cali and illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi is in their Prize Vault! Keep checking, as there will be a great rotation of our Spring 2009 books available.
Visit the OMNI VIP website for more details and to sign up.
Everyone is welcome to this very popular event… everyone!
Here is your chance to hear about the work of three of our talented members. Come and enjoy Marthe Jocelyn, Ruth Ohi and Alice Priestley as they discuss their recent work. Tables will be set up around the room so that illustrators and aspiring illustrators both can share their portfolios during the coffee hour. This meeting is open to the public so bring a friend!
April 8, 2009 at 7:30pm
CANSCAIP meetings are held at:
The Northern District Library—Second Floor
40 Orchard View Blvd. Toronto, Ontario