You’re Invited to the Launch of Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book

Viminy Crowe InviteYou are invited to the launch of Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book. Please join authors Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger, and illustrator Claudia Dávila for an incrediballoo night!

When: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 PM
Where: Ben McNally Books
Address: 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 4B2
Telephone: 416-361-0032

Praise for Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book:
“A harmonious blend of narrative and intertwined graphic sequences finds two preteens at a comics convention closer to the action than they ever imagined…. This wholly imagined fantasy is well–fleshed out and keeps the pages flying with its extremely clever story within a story. As it embraces so many different genres and formats—comics, steampunk, adventure—expect this to resonate with a wide readership. A thrilling and imaginative reminder that adventure and magic can be found anywhere, especially where one least expects it—and even if your mother texts you incessantly.” — Starred Review, Kirkus

Are we a bunch of tweeters? Yes. Follow @scissorhouse, @richardscrimger, @ClaudiaDrawings, and @TundraBooks.

Invitation to the Miss Mousie’s Blind Date Book Launch

Join author Tim Beiser and artist Rachel Berman for the launch of their much anticipated title, Miss Mousie’s Blind Date.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 2:00pm-4:oopm
Place: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Praise for Miss Mousie’s Blind Date:

“Spring fever strikes even the rodents. And who knows where the heart leads? … Beiser’s sprightly text has warmth, heart, and a valuable lesson. Berman’s pictures, in watercolor and gouache on rag, suggest Beatrix Potter, ably matching the crisp elegance of the story. Wonderful.” – Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews

Invite: “Scribbling Women” Book Launch

You are invited to the launch of Marthe Jocelyn‘s “Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Lives. Bring your friends and family members! Marthe will be doing a short reading, Q&A, and a signing.

We will be most delighted to see you there! The launch is on Thursday, March 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street). Please RSVP by e-mailing

Also, stay tuned for the Blog Tour starting on Monday, March 28, 2011 and ending on Friday, April 1, 2011. There will be a huge giveaway!

Launch of: Folly

Last night, we celebrated the launch of Marthe Jocelyn’s new releases at Ben McNally Books.

Here is Marthe Jocelyn before all the guests arrive. Please, look at all the lovely books!

The guests arrive and Marthe Jocelyn is busy, busy!

Busy signing books!

Group photo! Former Publisher of Tundra Books, Kathy Lowinger, is back from a vacation and came to say a few words about working with Marthe Jocelyn.

Marthe Jocelyn reading the first section of Folly.

Thank you to the wonderful team at Ben McNally Books! Thank you to everyone that came out to say “hello” to Marthe! It was nice seeing Gillian O’Reilly, Shannon Howe Barnes, and Meghan Howe from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. They came with the new issue of Canadian Children’s Book News too! Here’s a little snippet of what the issue contained:

“…Rather than crafting a bleak, grimy and desperate tale, Jocelyn enriches her story with the inclusion of love and desire to paint a wonderfully textured portrait of some of England’s poor. Savvy teen readers will enjoy drinking from this sometimes saucy literary concoction. A toast to the spirited author and her great-grandmother….” – Lian Goodall