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If you LOVE books...I interview new & established authors to find out the
author's story (SO fun to get to know them) & the story behind their book.
Canadian Children's Books Rock
Let's Get To Know...
Hi! Welcome to this week's episode of all about canadian books. Let's start with getting to know award-winning writer Andrea Curtis, her latest book is City Streets Are for People and its brilliant illustrator is Emma FitzGerald.
Andrea Curtis’ children’s non-fiction titles include A Forest in the City and City of Water in the ThinkCities series, Eat This! (starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal) and What’s for Lunch? (VOYA’s Honor List). She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Emma FitzGerald is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Hand Drawn Halifax and Hand Drawn Vancouver. She has illustrated EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street and A Pocket of Time, an IBBY Canada Cleaver Award nominee. She lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
And there's more. Watch Andrea and Emma answer a series of quick questions.
Click here to visit Andrea's website and click here to go to Emma's.
The Story Behind the Book
Can you imagine a city where streets are for people? Thanks to Andrea and Emma, YES, I can! And, I like it!
City Streets Are for People is the latest book in the ThinkCites series. According to Andrea, "It's a kid-friendly manifesto about reclaiming our streets for people and sustainable transportation!”
Like many adults, I still adore children's books. And I've always wondered about the author illustrator collaboration. So I found it REALLY interesting to to speak with them. Andrea and Emma provide some fascinating insight into what happens when two creative minds come together.
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Let's get to know Mark Bulgutch...
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher & welcome to all about canadian books! My mission is to get to know the person behind the book. To accomplish this, I ask authors a series questions. So, let’s get to know…acclaimed journalist & bestselling author Mark Bulgutch.
Mark Bulgutch worked for CBC News for over thirty-five years. He is the recipient of fourteen Gemini awards, four Radio Television News Directors Association awards, the Canadian Journalism Foundation Award of Excellence, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Awards. His previous books include That’s Why I’m a Journalist and That’s Why I’m a Doctor and the national bestseller, Extraordinary Canadians co-authored with Peter Mansbridge.
I have SO many more questions for Mark. As the lineup editor for CBC's The National can you imagine deciding what story made the nightly news and what didn’t? And, over 35 years at CBC News, (that’s A LOT of news) I'd love to know the news stories that left the greatest impact on him.
The Story Behind Inspiring Canadians
Mark Bulgutch's latest book, Inspiring Canadians, is a collection of inspiring ideas and stories from Forty Brilliant Canadians & Their Visions for the Nation. It was published by Douglas & McIntyre.
Don't miss Mark discuss how it all came together. As Mark says in his book's introduction, “Their ideas are still rattling in my brain.” And, I'd have to agree there's some rattling going on in my brain too (and I like it!).
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