Colour Manitoba Launch

CBC News Posted: Sep 23, 2017 5:00 AM CT

A new colouring book will let you take a journey across Manitoba and perhaps see the province in a new light.

Colour Manitoba is filled with 62 illustrations featuring everything from Bothwell cheese to Tommy Turtle — the famous statue in the southwestern town of Boissevain — to the northern prairie skink, a lizard found in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Kitchens Launch Sm

Out of Old Manitoba Kitchen's has quickly become a bestseller in McNally Robinson's Winnipeg store after its launch on Saturday, Sept. 16th. Christine Hanlon was on hand to introduce her newest book which captures the essence of Manitoba's rich culinary traditions, melding recipes, and photographs in a beautiful collection that will remind you of your grandmothers favorite cookbooks. Congratulations Christine!


Little Tree

 "A fresh generation of children's books is finding the grace in Halifax's worst moment — a massive explosion that levelled much of the city 100 years ago but inspired acts of kindness that still resonate." — Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press

Children's books explore restoration amidst tragedy of Halifax Explosion MICHAEL TUTTON THE CANADIAN PRESS | PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 - 9:00AM


Five questions for John Boileau author of 6•12•17: The Halifax Explosion

 Boileau author pic

1. You have written extensively on historical events. What is your fascination with history?

As a teenager I used to wish that our Canadian history was as exciting as American history. As I grew older, my fascination with our history started when I began to realize that our stories were just as exciting as any other country's—we just had not been telling them very well. My goal in writing about history is to tell some of those many stories in a way that makes Canadians want to read about them—and more.

2. There has been a great deal written over the years on the Halifax Explosion. What makes 6•12•17 different from the other "Explosion" books?

6•12•17 is different in the way it combines text and images in what I believe is a fast-paced, visually stunning way. Not only do the images run the gamut of photographs, prints, paintings, artefacts and maps, but the text is also broken up into various elements, including sidebars, factsheets and quotes. I think that the net result is an eye-catching medley that grabs readers and literally pulls them along. Additionally, the book has the largest format of any explosion book, as well as having more images than any other one. It also goes beyond the explosion to include the inquiry and reconstruction efforts immediately afterward, and then on to the explosion after the Second World War, plus two close calls during that war.


From The Hamilton Spectator Aug. 29, 2017 Edition

Hamilton Spec Article


Graeme MacKay has spent two decades drawing local politicians, celebrities, electoral candidates, prime ministers, presidents, and just about anyone lucky enough — or unlucky enough — to grace the headlines.

Now, MacKay is turning his keen eye and wry wit to his hometown.

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