Launch of: Bird Child

Nan ForlerNan Forler celebrated the launch of her debut picture book, Bird Child, on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The book launch was held at The Great Hall in Conrad Grebel University College from 2-4pm. Have a look at all the Bird Child related activities from the launch in our gallery below:

For more photos from the event, please visit our facebook page. Thank you to Tricia and Bronwyn of Words Worth Books for attending and selling copies of the book at the event. Also, many thanks to Nan’s family and friends, all the volunteers, the dancers, and the musicians!

“Magical and ethereal do not typically describe tales of bullying, but this lyrical combination of realism and fantasy defies expectation…. The complex images and constantly shifting visual perspective perfectly match the ambiguous nature of the text. This is a beautiful book with a somber tone, buoyed by Eliza and Lainey’s triumph in imagining possibilities. They do not fight the bully, but defy him by becoming friends.” – School Library Journal

  • On Saturday, October 3, Nan Forler will be reading at The Freckled Lion bookstore during a special story time at 10:30am.
  • On Saturday, November 14, Nan Forler will be reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers at 3:00pm.
  • On Tuesday, November 17, Nan Forler will be reading at the Toronto Public Library’s Locke Branch at 2:00pm.