UNIQUE FICTION/NONFICTION BLEND: Fictional stories allow readers to be absorbed by the material without feeling like they’re learning, but the nonfiction element adds interesting information for those who want it.
ANNIVERSARY OF VIMY: This book will be published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge in April 2017.
MEDIA SAVVY AUTHOR: Sigmund is a tireless and dynamic promoter through school visits and social media, and he has his own website and author outreach program.
SCHOOL AND LIBRARY MARKET APPEAL: This is a great fit for schools and libraries wanting kids to learn about Vimy Ridge and WWI. There aren’t many books for this age range about WWI, so this will be key for the anniversary.
DIVERSE CAST: One of the main characters is Cree, and nonfiction content will include First Nations soldiers role in the War.
RELUCTANT READERS: There is enough excitement and humour to grip even the most reluctant reader.
COMPELLING STORIES: These animals were incredible, and it’s impossible to be unmoved by their stories.
PRAISE FOR Sigmund Brouwer:
Thief of Glory
“War. Love at first sight. Rivalry. Human nature. Art. Brouwer (Broken Angel) weaves timeless themes into the story of a 70-year journey toward redemption…Thorough historical research, skillful use of foreshadowing, and keen insight into the human spirit make this one of Brouwer’s best.” —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Nowhere to Hide
“This fast-paced thriller full of unexpected twists, addressing deception, identity struggle, and inner peace, deserves its place on the shelf…For fans of plot-driven conspiracy-theory fiction.” --School Library Journal
Rock the Boat
“Brouwer keeps both chapters and book as short as possible; despite this, his characters shine as individuals, and clearly he has done his research on the dangers the music world poses for new talent…A quick read for music lovers. —Kirkus Reviews
”Will hook readers from the first chapter…True to life and easy to grasp…A suspenseful plot, fascinating details, and a likable protagonist make this title a wonderful addition to hi-lo collections." —School Library Journal
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