This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Girls will be dragons

March 02nd, 2015

Rachel Hartman will be appearing at Vancouver Kidsbooks, 3083 West Broadway, at 7 pm on March 10. Her first fantasy novel Seraphina (Doubleday 2012) was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children by a B.C. author, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Hartman’s 596-page sequel Shadow Scale (Doubleday $23) continues to follow the half-dragon, half-human Seraphina as she struggles to unite the kingdom of Goredd by first looking for half-breed brethren. Born in Kentucky in 1972, Rachel Hartman is a cellist and former bookseller with a degree in comparative literature. She has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, England and Japan prior to arriving with her family to live in Vancouver in 2003. 978-0-38566-860-6

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