A wonderful new book for children from Annick Press. The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. Dusan Petricic's gorgeous illustrations show how more than a thousand commuters rushed by him, with only seven stopping to listen for more than a minute.
Produced and Directed by Judith Keenan in collaboration with interviewer Brigitte Waisberg of Annick Press. Shot by Aria Evans; Edited by Kerry Biskupski. Video Produced with the support of Canadian Heritage Canada Book Fund; Annick Press supported by Ontario Media Development Corporation.
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe -- 800,000 people have purchased and read Terence Dickinson’s amazing guidebook to the stars -- and more fans are definitely on the way with his most recent printing, the 4th Edition Revised & Expanded for Use Through 2018. And it’s no wonder – Dickinson’s passion for the subject is sincere and authentic. In this book video, he shares tips, tricks and pages of the book with his signature authority, accessible to laypersons and experts alike. Whether viewed through a telescope, binoculars or your very own eyes, he shows the viewer just how simple and fascinating it can be to learn more of the heavens above. For more information about Terence Dickson’s published works, including other Dickinson international bestsellers Hubble’s Universe and The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide, please visit fireflybooks.com
Terence Dickinson, North America’s best-selling astronomy writer, personally introduces Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, a beautiful hard cover book from Firefly Books. From his personal observatory, Dickinson describes his own fascination with all things space, and in the process demonstrates just how accessible he can seem to make the universe. Of course, he is assisted in this video by just a few of more than 300 of the very best Hubble Telescope images he has carefully chosen to describe and include in the book. For more information about Terence Dickson’s published works, including international bestsellers NightWatch and The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide, please visit fireflybooks.com
“Part gorgeous coffee-table book, part accessible and mesmerizing astronomy book, Dickinson’s latest is a treasure map to the majesty of our universe.” – Publishers Weekly
In the video book trailer *Projections of the Western Light* author Susan Swan introduces her second novel featuring Mary "Mouse" Bradford, the protagonist of this story. Mouse is also the star of Swan's previous novel *The Wives of Bath* which was adapted to the big screen as the film *Lost and Delirious.*
With images of Georgian Bay immersing her in an evocative visual landscape, author / performer Susan Swan delivers just enough story to tease the viewer with hints of the father-daughter dilemmas her character Mouse Bradford faces in the novel. It sets the tone of 1959 small town Ontario with a soundtrack that immediately places the viewer in the era. The score brings Susan’s performance into the realm of lyrics to a song, the words of which are, as the reviewers are saying, "poetic descriptions ... particularly vivid, and help bring the world of the novel to vibrant life." (Quill & Quire, review of The Western Light, October 2012).
For more about Susan Swan, the excellent reviews of The Western Light, and her extensive reading tour, visit susanswanonline.com.