Posted on September 12th, 2014 by pajamapress
How would YOU take revenge on the fly?
In Sylvia McNicoll’s historical novel, the city of Hamilton joins other urban centres worldwide in fighting disease by staging a fly-catching contest. The city’s children vie for the top prize by smacking, stomping, swatting, and slapping as many of the “winged terrors” as they can.
If YOU would like to be the top fly catcher, head over to Twitter and tell us your best (and most original!) fly-catching technique. Include our handle, @PajamaPress1, and the hashtage #RevengeOnTheFly. We’ll be tweeting all the ways the inventive kids in the book catch and kill flies themselves.
Two winners, drawn from a pool of all the entries, will receive an autographed copy of Revenge on the Fly. This contest runs until Tuesday, September 16th and is open to entrants in Canada and the United States.
U.S. residents can also enter to win a signed copy through the Goodreads giveaway running until October 21st.
Don’t miss Sylvia McNicoll this Sunday at the Telling Tales Festival in Rockton, Ontario!
Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is proud to congratulate Jill MacLean, whose young adult novel Nix Minus One has won the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. The award was presented yesterday at the Atlantic Book Awards gala in Charlottetown, PEI, following a week-long festival with events across the Atlantic provinces.
A powerful story about a teenaged boy growing up in small-town Newfoundland, Nix Minus One has also been nominated for the CLA Young Adult Book of the Year, the White Pine Award, and the Snow Willow Award, among other honours.
A second Pajama Press title, The Stowaways by Meghan Marentette, was also shortlisted for this award. Both authors are residents of Nova Scotia.
The Ann Conner Brimer Award is given annually “to the author of a children’s book which has made an outstanding contribution to children’s
literature in Atlantic Canada” (www.atlanticbookawards.ca). This is the third time a book by Jill MacLean has been selected.
Pajama Press is honoured to have Nix Minus One chosen for this prestigious award.
Authors Meghan Marentette, Janet Cameron, Jan Coates, and Jill MacLean at the gala