Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Getting board with Star Wars

February 08th, 2015

Jack and Holman Wang, as twin brothers growing up in Vancouver, were big Stars Wars fans when they were little. Jack Wang became a professor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and Holman Wang, a former lawyer, was a middle school teacher in Vancouver before becoming ‘full-time felter.’ As co-creators of the Cozy Classics board books, they subsequently teamed up for a re-telling of the Star Wars story for pre-school children. Starting with Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope (Chronicle $11.95 U.S.), their series will reduce the saga into board books. Their first volume features twelve iconic scenes: Princess Leia sends a hologram message via R2-D2; Luke Skywalker learns how to use a lightsabre, etc. Jack Wang provides the pithy narration–as pithy as one-word per page–and Holman Wang has crafted the action figures. George Lucas has given his permission/blessing for the project. 9781452133935

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