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    9781772032840 Paperback HUMOR / General On Sale Date:October 08, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 224 pages Canadian Rights: Y Heritage House
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      A completely satirical yet oddly practical guide to surviving and thriving in Canada’s westernmost province.

      So you’ve arrived in British Columbia. Perhaps you’re just passing through; perhaps you want to stay a while. You may even be contemplating making British Columbia your home. What you need is a well-researched, comprehensive guide to living and even prospering in Canada’s westernmost province. This isn’t it. However, the information contained in this book will allow you to experience British Columbia with minimal damage to your well being.

      Having lived in nearly every province in the country before settling in BC, Ian Ferguson can say with authority that things work differently here. So differently, in fact, that visitors and newcomers from other parts of Canada may put themselves in physical peril if they try to dress, act, drive, work, vote, or socialize in the same ways as they would elsewhere. With practical advice, little-known facts, and personal anecdotes, Ferguson tackles everything from how to recognize a local (and differentiate the various types of facial hair that delineate the male British Columbian) to how to survive both natural and unnatural disasters (whether it’s a light dusting of snow on the southern tip of Vancouver Island or a full-blown hockey riot) to how BC has been governed through the ages (like the time a bootlegger was put in charge of prohibition). Illuminating, hilarious, and only mildly offensive, The Survival Guide to British Columbia will make you question why you ever came here in the first place.

      Bio
      Ian Ferguson won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for Village of the Small Houses and is the co-author, with his brother Will Ferguson, of How to Be a Canadian, which was shortlisted for the Leacock and which won the CBA Libris Award for non-fiction. He is a contributor to the Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour and has been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Reader’s Digest, Maclean’s, and EnRoute, among other publications. For the past ten years, he has worked as a writer and creative director in the film and television industry. He lives in Victoria, BC.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews. Targeted media includes: Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Province, Georgia Straight, The Tyee, Monday Magazine, BC Bookworld, Ormsby Review, Black Press publications, BC community papers, Quill & Quire, CBC Victoria, CTV Victoria, CHEK TV, CBC Vancouver
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals. Targeted festivals include: Sunshine Coast Writers Fest, Words on the Water (Campbell River), Galiano Literary Fest, Sidney and Peninsula Literary Fest
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        • Print advertising: BC Bookworld, ULS, LBI, Books for Everybody
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Regional author tour
        • Excerpts available

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        BISAC Codes

        • HUM021000   HUMOR / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
        • HUM026000   HUMOR / Topic / Travel
        • HUM007000   HUMOR / Form / Parodies

        BISAC Regional Themes

        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.1.0 Vancouver
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        • 4.0.2.2.0.0.0 Canadian Rockies


        THEMA Subject Codes

        • WHP, 1KBC-CA-B

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      Awards
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      “When I first met Ian Ferguson I called him an arrogant easterner—he did live in Alberta, after all. But since moving to BC, Ian has discovered all our embarrassing secrets. This is the essential guide to Canada’s wild west coast.”


      “Some people think of British Columbia as nothing more than a place to film movies for tax breaks, or a convenient spot to put the business end of a pipeline. Ian Ferguson, however, understands that there’s more to us than that—we’re also brimming with deadly wildlife. And this survival guide is deadly funny.”

      “Having finished Ian Ferguson’s very instructive and fact-filled treatise, I now feel prepared for anything BC can throw at me. On a more serious note, and believe me, nothing about this book is serious, my sides are still aching from reading this special guide. Line after line, page after page, Ian Ferguson keeps the laughs and satirical insights coming.”


      “One-third practical, one-third odd, one-third enlightening, and one-third bloody hilarious (based on Ian Ferguson’s arithmetic skills. Thank God he writes better than he maths.) If a provincial guide and a stand-up comedy routine mated, this book would be their bastard love child. Worth getting arrested for. Please send bail.”


      “He’s like a brother to me.”

      "Somewhere in Kamloops is a hipster Welsh fashion designer who is going to be about as happy with this book as she is with her Canucks season tickets. But that’s okay, because any one of the rest of us who have lived in or visited BC is going to get one of those ice-cream-headache/hernia-kind of injuries from laughing at Ian Ferguson’s latest address to the nation.”


      “Laced with Ferguson’s trademark wit and observant style, The Survival Guide to British Columbia is a book that will educate those from different hemispheres about the province’s benefits and problems, and amuse those more local who are aware that British Columbia is neither British (anymore) nor Columbian (ever). You will learn about the importance of salmon to B.C. residents (excluding vegans), and oddly enough, how the Welsh are viewed. You should be prepared to have your perception of that noble land forever altered. I laughed. I cried. I longed for a Nanaimo bar. It’s that tasty.”


      “Sure, the British Columbia Tourism Association won’t speak highly of Ian Ferguson . . . but he will live on in my heart as a very entertaining writer. (He may not live on for much longer, mind you, as the province is due to try to kill him again. Pick up this book while you can still get him to sign it!)”

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    Christmas in Mariposa Sketches of Canada's Legendary Little Town Jamie Lamb Canada
    9781772032871 Paperback HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date:October 01, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 1 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:30 Heritage House
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      A funny and heart-warming tribute to Canada’s most famous small town, and its most celebrated humourist, Stephen Leacock.

      Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that felt like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada’s most famous small town—Stephen Leacock’s Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock’s Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb’s time is slightly different, yet still embodies the heart and soul, the eccentricities and bizarre local customs of Leacock’s sketches.

      Christmas in Mariposa is a celebration of that town and its people. It tells of secret gardens, special rinks, oddball hotels, remarkable foods, fast boats and sunken aircraft, Christmas Eve fireworks, and the best Christmas office party in the country. It describes a place where Christmas could be celebrated in summer with a Baby Jesus look-alike contest, Canada’s only officially sanctioned reindeer races, and the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts by parachute. It transports readers to world where Gordie Howe once dropped by for a skate, and Glenn Gould regularly came to eat a well-done steak and six Parker House rolls slathered in butter at a Chinese restaurant. Jamie Lamb’s Mariposa is timeless and quintessentially Canadian.

      Bio
      Jamie Lamb has been a film critic, Ottawa bureau chief, and columnist for The Vancouver Sun, and a reporter at the Orillia Daily Packet & Times, Charlottetown Guardian, Peterborough Examiner, Georgetown Herald, Penetanguishene Citizen, and Prince George Citizen. A Nieman Fellow of Journalism at Harvard University, Lamb was a regular commentator on CBC’s Morningside and Newsworld, has written for numerous Canadian and US magazines, and taught communications seminars at Harvard University, Boston College, the MIT Media Lab, and the US Naval War College. He lives in Tsawwassen, BC.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage. Targeted media includes: Vancouver Sun excerpt (confirmed), Times Colonist, BC BookWorld, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Citizen, CBC Vancouver, CBC Toronto, CBC As It Happens
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements. Book launch planned at Manticore Books, Orillia, ON
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        BISAC Codes

        HUM021000   HUMOR / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
        BIO002000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
        BIO026000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

        BISAC Regional Themes

        4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        4.0.2.0.9.0.0 Ontario

        THEMA Subject Codes

        1KBC-CA-OGJ, DNX, JBCC6, 5HPD, 5HRD



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      Awards
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      “In Christmas in Mariposa, Jamie Lamb has given us wonderful, wry, and wistful stories filled with humour and heart. He has restored Mariposa to our literary map, where Leacock first put it so many years ago. Bravo!”
      “Jamie Lamb’s stories about Mariposa—Leacock’s Wonderland, Canada’s Camelot—are artfully written and beautifully told. Christmas in Mariposa has the markings of a Canadian classic.”
      Christmas in Mariposa is magical, one of the happiest books I’ve read in many years. Jamie Lamb had the brilliant idea of going back to his old hometown and remembering the stories that shaped his life. These superb stories are almost incredible, but are far too good not to be true."
      “Sweet, sage, witty, and wise, Christmas in Mariposais a treasure to go on the shelf alongside Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Smith and Other Events as one of the jewels of Canadian prose. When someone asks you to describe Canada, hand them this and take the rest of the day off.”
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    The Group of Seven Reimagined Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings Karen Schauber
    9781772032888 Hardcover ART / Canadian On Sale Date:October 08, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 10 x 10 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 112 pages Canadian Rights: Y Heritage House
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      A celebration of Canada’s most famous group of painters, expertly blending visual artistry with evocative works of short fiction.

      Founded in 1920, the Group of Seven has captured the imagination and hearts of Canadians for a century, helping to shape our national identity with their stunning landscape paintings representing every region of the country. In honour of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Group’s formation, The Group of Seven Reimagined takes a fresh look at twenty-one paintings from the Group’s vast oeuvre, extracting narrative from landscape and uniting Canada’s most beloved works of art with some of its most distinguished names in contemporary literary fiction.

      This gorgeous full-colour art book includes works by the original Group of Seven—Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Frederick H. Varley—as well as later members A.J. Casson, L.L. FitzGerald, and Edwin Holgate, plus their contemporaries Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. Each painting is accompanied by a short narrative—or “flash fiction” piece—written by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors, including Carol Bruneau, Waubgeshig Rice, Tamas Dobozy, and JJ Lee. Rather than analyze or interpret the art, these literary masters look deep inside each painting, crafting new layers of plot, setting, and emotion that feel at once entirely fresh and completely at home alongside these early-twentieth-century works. With a foreword by Sue and Jim Waddington, authors of the popular In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, this innovative take on the Group of Seven is sure to inspire and delight Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

      Bio
      Born and raised in Montreal, Karen Schauber has called Vancouver home for the past three decades. Schauber cultivated a lifelong passion for the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven during her many visits to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, while she was a university student in Toronto in the early ’80s. Now, coupled with her obsession for flash fiction, her work appearing extensively in literary journals and anthologies including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, The Ekphrastic Review, and Fiction Southeast, she has brought this inspired artistic and literary project to life as The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews. Targeted media includes: Vancouver Sun, Province, Times Colonist, Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Canadian Art, Galleries West, Preview Magazine, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, Literary Review of Canada, Literary Hub, Montreal Review of Books, Maisonneuve, Geist, Room Magazine, BC BookWorld, Ormsby Review, The Tyee; CBC Radio: North by Northwest, Writers and Company
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        • Advertising: BC BookWorld, ULS, LBI, Books for Everybody, Livres Canada Canadian Studies Collection
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets, festivals, travel and tourism organizations
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        BISAC Codes

        ART015040    ART / Canadian
        ART050020    ART / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes & Seascapes
        LCO006000    LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian

        BISAC Regional Themes

        4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        4.0.2.0.2.1.0 Vancouver
        4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        4.0.2.0.4.0.0 New Brunswick
        4.0.2.0.5.0.0 Newfoundland & Labrador
        4.0.2.0.6.0.0 Northwest Territories
        4.0.2.0.7.0.0 Nova Scotia
        4.0.2.0.7.1.0 Cape Breton Island
        4.0.2.0.8.0.0 Nunavut
        4.0.2.0.9.0.0 Ontario
        4.0.2.0.9.1.0 Toronto
        4.0.2.0.9.2.0 Golden Horseshoe
        4.0.2.0.9.3.0 Rural Ontario
        4.0.2.0.10.0.0 Prince Edward Island
        4.0.2.0.11.0.0 Quebec
        4.0.2.0.11.1.0 Montreal
        4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        4.0.2.0.13.0.0 Yukon Territory
        4.0.2.1.0.0.0 Prairies
        4.0.2.2.0.0.0 Canadian Rockies


        THEMA Subject Codes

        AFC, AGN, AGNL, AGB, 3MPB, 1KBC, 1QF-CA-A, 1QF-CA-C, 1QF-CA-E, 1QF-CA-M, 1QF-CA-P, 1QF-CA-T, 1QF-CA-W, FYV, DNT, FB, FXR, FYB 


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "Balance is found in The Group of Seven Reimagined both as an intelligent coffee table book and tangible source of meditation." - Cottage Life


      "The writers bring the paintings to life with new insights into the human heart and our beautiful, fragile land." - David Wistow, author of Meet the Group of Seven; educator emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario


      "A most attractive book that any lover of art and literature would enjoy." - The Miramichi Reader


      "The stories all compel the reader to dive beneath their surface and linger long after the reading is complete." - Ottawa Review of Books


      "These sharp, imaginative evocations of the world of the Group of Seven are both a joy in themselves and a welcome prompt to make us look at the paintings again. It's refreshing to find that, a century later, they still speak to us about our lives and our country." - Ross King, author of Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven


      "As a disciple of the Group of Seven and an aficionado of Canadian wilderness, every page gives me a little leap of pleasure." - Robert Bateman


      "A lovely book - and an invitation to take a moment and indulge in a little reimagination of your own." - The Star

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    Fishes of the Salish Sea Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Theodore Pietsch, James Wilder Orr, Joseph R. Tomelleri
    9781772032932 Hardcover NATURE / Animals On Sale Date:August 06, 2019
    $179.00 CAD 10 x 9.5 x 2 in | 800 gr | 1032 pages Carton Quantity:2 Canadian Rights: Y Heritage House
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      A comprehensive, visually stunning, scientifically accurate guide to the vast variety of fish species in the Salish Sea.

      Fishes of the Salish Sea is the definitive guide to the fishes of Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca. Featuring striking illustrations of the Salish Sea’s 260 fish species by noted illustrator Joseph Tomelleri, this comprehensive three-volume set details the ecology and life history of each species, and recounts the region’s rich heritage of marine research and exploration.

      Leading scientists Theodore Pietsch and James Wilder Orr present groups of fish populations based on classifications that reflect the most current scientific knowledge. Illustrated taxonomic keys facilitate fast and accurate species identification. These in-depth, yet accessible volumes will prove invaluable to marine biologists, natural resource managers, anglers, divers, students, and all who want to learn about, marvel over, and preserve the vibrant diversity of Salish Sea marine life.

      Bio

      Theodore W. Pietsch is professor emeritus in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and curator emeritus of fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, both at the University of Washington. He is the author of Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea and Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution.



      James Wilder Orr is a fisheries biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.



      Joseph Tomelleri is an internationally acclaimed fish illustrator whose work has appeared in more than one thousand publications. His illustrations are rendered from actual fish, the majority of which he has collected in the field, to ensure scientific accuracy.

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    Four Who Dared Inspiring Stories of Canadian Airmen in the Second World War 1st edition Kenneth B. Cothliff Canada
    9781772032949 Paperback HISTORY / Military On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Heritage House
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      An absorbing testament to the contributions of four brave young Canadian volunteers who flew with British Bomber Command in the Second World War.

      More than one million Canadians volunteered to serve in the Second World War—both in the Canadian armed forces and in forces across the British Commonwealth. In Four Who Dared, author and historian Kenneth B. Cothliff lifts four Canadian volunteer pilots out of obscurity, highlighting their personal stories and acts of heroism.

      Unknown to each other, the four pilots in this book are forever united in their quest to serve their country and its allies in an hour of need. Reg Lane joined British Bomber Command relatively early in the War, rising from NCO pilot to Master Bomber with the elite Pathfinder Force. Jim Moffat ended his flying combat career after twelve operations, becoming a Resistance fighter on the European mainland. Steve Puskas’s comprehensive diaries and unpublished writings provide extraordinary insight into his training as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, an experience familiar to many Commonwealth and British aircrew. Bill Gracie, a Scot who had immigrated to Canada as a boy. Keen to take up the fight when the war began, he was one of the over ten thousand Canadian Bomber Command aircrew who never returned home. Equal parts riveting and humbling, Four Who Dared is a must-read for anyone interested in delving into the lives and sacrifices of our unsung Canadian heroes.

      Bio

      Kenneth B. Cothliff has always been an aviation enthusiast. Adopted at a young age, it was not until adulthood that he uncovered the identity of his birth father, a Canadian airman killed in the Second World War. From that point, Cothliff made it his mission to find out about his father, a search that laid the foundation for this book. Cothliff has organized several Canadian Air Force Reunions, founded the No. 6 (RCAF) Group Bomber Command Association, and is well acquainted with numerous Canadian WWII veterans.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "A richly detailed and readable account of the unique wartime experiences of four Canadian airmen. Three survived to tell of their harrowing and dangerous days with Bomber Command. In the very personal story of the fourth flier—his father—Cothliff has captured an ordinary hero who made the ultimate sacrifice."—Keith C. Ogilvie, author of The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie

      "Four Canadian airmen, four stories filled with drama, excitement, and determination. . . that take us right to the heart of the action."—Dave Obee, publisher,Times Colonist

      "An exhilarating read, a tribute to four courageous young men, and a fine contribution to Canada’s war history."—Ormsby Review

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    Driving to Treblinka A Long Search for a Lost Father Diana Wichtel Canada
    9781772032994 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:August 13, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Heritage House
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      An intimate memoir recounting a woman’s quest to solve the mystery of her Holocaust survivor father’s death.

      As a child growing up in Vancouver in the 1950s and early ’60s, Diana Wichtel knew there was something different about her family. Her parents were far from forthcoming about the harrowing details of her Jewish father’s journey from Poland to Canada during the Second World War, often leaving young Diana with more questions than answers.

      She was told that during the War, Benjamin Wichtel and several members of his family were herded onto a train headed for the Treblinka extermination camp. Along the way, Benjamin seized the opportunity to jump off the train, leaving his loved ones behind. Evading the Nazis for the remainder of the War, Benjamin made his way to Canada and new life with a family of his own. But the past haunted him, and the pain of what he had gone through infiltrated his home life. When Diana was thirteen, her mother took her three children back to her native New Zealand, with the plan that Benjamin would follow them. However, the family never saw him again.

      After decades of unanswered questions, Diana (now a journalist), set out on her own to uncover what happened to her father. The search became an obsession as she uncovered information about his Warsaw family and their fate at the hands of the Nazis, scoured archives for clues to her father’s disappearance, and visited the places he lived. This unforgettable memoir is a reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory.

      Bio

      Diana Wichtel is an award-winning journalist and a feature writer and television critic at current affairs magazine the New Zealand Listener. She holds a master of arts degree from the University of Auckland and is the recipient of a 2016 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Her memoir, Driving in Treblinka, was a national bestseller in New Zealand and in 2018 won two New Zealand Book Awards: the Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-fiction and the E.H. McCormick Best First Book Award for General Non-Fiction. She lives in Auckland.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage. Targeted media includes: Canada's History; publications related to Jewish culture and history, such as The Canadian Jewish News; CBC Radio (North by Northwest, Writers and Company, Ideas)
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Excerpts available

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        BISAC Codes
        BIO037000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish
        BIO026000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
        HIS043000      HISTORY / Holocaust

        BISAC Regional Themes

        4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        4.0.2.0.2.1.0 Vancouver
        4.0.2.0.9.0.0 Ontario
        4.0.2.0.11.0.0 Quebec
        4.0.2.0.11.1.0 Montreal
        6.0.2.0.0.0.0 New Zealand

        THEMA Subject Codes

        NHTZ1, NHWR7, JWXK, 5PGJ, DNXP, DNXR, WQY, JBFB, JBFH, 1DTP, 1DTP-PL-MA, 1KBC-CA-BFD, 1KBC-CA-QMM, 1KBC-CA-OMC, 1MBN, 1KBB-US-NAKC


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      Awards
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      "The toughest task of any book, whatever the form, is to make a sentence so good that you just have to read the next one, and the next one, and then wish it could just about go on forever. So it is with Driving to Treblinka. From the first page, Diana Wichtel’s memoir draws you into a fascinating ancestry: the story of a girl growing up in Canada, her mum a kiwi, her dad a Polish Jew, a man who leapt in desperation from a concentration-camp-bound train, a moment around which everything in this book orbits. Wichtel’s curiosity, alternately upsetting and uplifting, turns invisibly into a kind of mission. At its heart this is a family story, but one which cannot but shine a light on the vestiges of anti-Semitism that linger in Europe today. It is not just a beautifully written book, but an important book, too."—jury, ROYAL SOCIETY TE APĀRANGI AWARD FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, 2018

      "Powerful, poignant, and not infrequently profound, Driving to Treblinka is an outrageously assured example of a first book. Diana Wichtel’s story goes way beyond the usual family memoir. In search of her father’s history Wichtel travels by memory and aeroplane and time to Poland, to the Jewish ghetto and a miraculous escape from execution at the Nazi death camp in Treblinka to a new life in Canada – and to another heart-wrenching, years-long unexplained family fissure. As uplifting as it is upsetting, Driving to Treblinka delivers an engrossing account of a life, and the indelible legacy of the Holocaust through generations."—jury, E.H. MCCORMICK BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, 2018







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    Scallywag on the Salish Sea Sara Cassidy Canada, Mike Deas Canada
    9781772032789 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 7 - 9 On Sale Date:August 13, 2019
    $9.95 CAD 5.5 x 8 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 80 pages Carton Quantity:80 Wandering Fox
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      Description

      A nameless boy finds treasure, courage, and clues to his past in this hilarious high-seas adventure.

      The Greasy Lobster, a pirate ship run by the notorious Captain Gallows, is no place for a kid. But when a young orphan arrives on board, the boy has no choice but to take the captain’s orders and get to work gutting fish in the galley. Without family, freedom, or even a name to call his own, the boy’s fate appears to be sealed, until fortune arrives in the least likely (and most disgusting) of places. Can he really turn his luck around in this ship full of thieving pirates, and does one of those pirates hold the key to this mysterious past?

      Bio

      Sara Cassidy is the author of over a dozen books for young readers, including The Great Googlini (named by Kirkus as one of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018) and A Boy Named Queen (a Junior Library Guild selection and included on several “Best Books of 2016” lists). Her books have received numerous accolades, starred reviews, and been shortlisted for multiple awards such as the Silver Birch Express, the Chocolate Lily, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, and the Diamond Willow Award. Her poems and short stories have been published in The Malahat Review, Geist, Fiddlehead, Grain, Qwerty,  Prairie Fire, ottawater, Antigonish Review, and other literary journals. Her feature articles, news stories, columns and reviews have appeared in such places as the Winnipeg Free Press, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Focus Magazine, Times Colonist, The Globe and Mail, Today's Parent, Herizons, CBC Radio, and have won a National Magazine Award (Gold). For more information, visit saracassidywriter.com.

      Mike Deas is an illustrator of children’s books and graphic novels, including the Tank and Fizz series (by Liam O’Donnel), Aliens Among Us (by Ian Van Tol), as well as Meet Chris Hadfield and Meet Viola Desmond in the Scholastic Canada Biography series (by Elizabeth Macleod). He grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling and fine-tuned his drawing skills and imagination through Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program. For more information, visit deasillustration.com or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.


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        • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage. Targeted media includes: Kirkus, Publishers' Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kid Lit Reviews, Quill & Quire, 49th Shelf Kids, Island Parent, Focus Magazine, Malahat Review, National Post, Globe and Mail, Nikki Tate (CBC reviewer), Times Colonist, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book News, BC Books for BC Schools, Resource Links, CM Magazine
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        • Advertising: ULS, LBI, BC Books for BC Schools, BC BookWorld, Best Books for Kids and Teens
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements at public libraries (GVPL and VPL) and schools
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals. Targeted pitches: Victoria Festival of Authors, Vancouver International Writers Festival, Sunshine Coast Festival, Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival, Winnipeg Thin Air Festival, Words on the Water (Campbell River), Nanaimo Festival of the Book, Children's Literature Roundtable (Greater Victoria), BCLA Summer Reading Club
        • Excerpts available

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        • Print ARC
        • Electronic ARC
        • Press release
        • Bookmark
        • Poster

        BISAC Codes
        JUV001020 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
        JUV013090 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
        JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

        BISAC Regional Themes
        4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        4.0.2.0.2.1.0 Vancouver
        4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island

        THEMA Subject Codes
        YNHA1, YFB, YFC, YFQ, YXFF, 1KBC-CA-BF


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "A tale packed to the briny brim with salty humour, delightfully loathsome characters, and a warm-hearted hero."—Aidan Cassie, author of Sterling, Best Dog Ever 

      "Vivid and funny and satisfyingly shaped."—John Gould, GillerPrize–shortlisted author of Kilter
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    Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Canada, Sara Florence Davidson Canada, Alyssa Koski Canada, Judy Hilgemann
    9781772032963 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date:November 19, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.25 in | 100 gr | 64 pages Carton Quantity:28 Heritage House
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Based on ancient Haida narratives, this vibrantly illustrated children's book empowers young people and teaches them to live in harmony with nature.

      Haida Gwaii is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. Today, the Haida People are known throughout Canada and the world for their artistic achievements, their commitment to social justice and environmental protection, and their deep connection to the natural world. Embedded in Haida culture and drawn from ancient oral narratives are a number of Supernatural Beings, many of them female, who embody these connections to the land, the sea, and the sky. Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii features ten of these ancient figures and presents them to children as visually engaging, empowering, and meaningful examples of living in balance with nature. Developed by renowned Haida activist, lawyer, performer, and artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and Haida educator Sara Florence Davidson, this book challenges stereotypes, helps advance reconciliation, and celebrates Indigenous identity and culture.

      Bio

      Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is a Haida multi-award winning musician, an artist, and lawyer, well known for her work in Aboriginal-environmental law and as a keeper of traditions. She is the author of Out of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii. Born and raised in Haida Gwaii, Terri-Lynn has dedicated herself to the continuation of Haida culture. The traditional Haida songs her great-grandmother sang have motivated her to help preserve a legacy of Haida music through the Haida Gwaii Singers Society. Deep on the front lines of Indigenous Rights, she strives to open new vistas to her audiences rooted in Indigenous world views, Haida language and laws, music and oral traditions, and branches out to explore their relevance to contemporary society.

      Sara Florence Davidson is a Haida/Settler educator and an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of the Fraser Valley where she teaches Indigenous education and English Language Arts methods. She is the co-author, with her father, Robert Davidson, of Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through Ceremony. She loves walks with her dog, reading books, drinking tea, and knitting.

      Alyssa Koski is an illustrator and member of the Kainai Nation. She holds a BA in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Koski is the recipient of the Janet Mitchell Award and the Harley Brown Artistic Endowment and the winner of the 2017 Applied Arts Magazine design award. For more information, visit alyssakoski.com. 

      Judy Hilgemann is a Haida Gwaii–based artist and  illustrator who has always called the rugged northwest coast of Canada home. She studied illustration at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and graphic design at David Thompson University. She also holds a bachelor of education from the University of Victoria. She is the illustrator of B Is for Basketball: An Alphabet Book, written by the teachers and students of School District Number 50, on Haida Gwaii. For more information, visit judyhilgemann.com.


      Marketing & Promotion
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews. Targeted media includes: Best Books for Kids and Teens, Resource Links, CM Magazine, Canadian Children’s Book News, 49th Shelf, Quill & Quire, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Haida Observer, Common Ground, North Words, BC BookWorld; CBC Radio: Unreserved, Daybreak North, CBC Indigenous
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Electronic ARCs

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        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Online banner
        • Press release
        • Bookmark

        BISAC Codes

        JNF038120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
        JNF008000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Paranormal & Supernatural
        JNF023000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women

        BISAC Regional Themes

        4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia

        THEMA Subject Codes

        JBSL11, 1KBC-CA-BTE, YNXB, YNMF, YNN, YXP, JBGB

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii is an enchanting book born of a close relationship and understanding of how we see the world from an Indigenous perspective. There is an intrinsic value to stories recorded from the most natural of primary sources, our families. Terri-Lynn and Sara Davidson have given us a lesson on how to value our Indigenous magical beings as we all have them.”


      Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii is a gentle, powerful collection of words and pictures, stories that hold knowledge, teachings, and traditions for the generations of today and the future. A must-read for those who live on the beautiful island of Haida Gwaii, and any Canadian who wants to learn about one of the many vital Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island.”


      “This book is both gorgeous and profound. A true masterpiece.”

      “An absolute treasure and honouring for the Haida People and for Haida Gwaii, and a marvel of devotion for the world to learn from. Oh I love this book so much! I am in awe of Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii. Every Nation deserves a book as gorgeous and as healing as this one.”


      “The Supernaturals, the Magical Beings, have been here since the beginning of time and they are still here. With this book, children can become familiar with the Supernaturals so that they can become part of our natural ways again, as it was with our grandparents.”

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