Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Big Blue Forever

February 18th, 2017

Anita Miettunen was born in Vancouver to Finnish immigrant parents. She has lived, studied, and travelled in many places including Toronto, Ottawa, England, Finland, and Japan. After completeing two science degrees, she worked for several years in environmental regulatory science for the federal government. While completing her MA in Children’s Literature at the University of British Columbia, she published her first children’s book, Big Blue Forever (Red Deer Press, 2017), inspired by the true story of how a blue whale skeleton, buried for over twenty years in PEI, was shipped cross country and reassembled for permanent display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This story is complemented with facts about blue whales, their environment and the process that museums undertake to uncover, prepare, and reassemble skeletons for display and study.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • About Us

    BC BookLook is an independent website dedicated to continuously promoting the literary culture of British Columbia.