Archive for January, 2015

Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2015

January 22nd, 2015

The Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2015 is fast approaching. Held on January 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Super Conference is the place to be for all the latest buzz in libraries and literature. Pajama Press will be exhibiting in the Ontario Book Publishers Organization booth, #220-222. We look forward to book signings […]

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A Sad Goodbye to Ted Harrison

January 17th, 2015

Ted Harrison, Canada’s most iconic painter of the Yukon, passed away in Victoria, British Columbia, on Friday, January 16, after a long illness. The artist, who was 88 years old, is known for his highly imaginative and vibrantly coloured interpretations of the arctic landscape. He was also the beloved author and/or illustrator of many children’s […]

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Publisher’s Letter Spring 2015

January 15th, 2015

Our new Spring list has grown to six titles for the first time in four years! To me this feels like a milestone, after working for so many years to build up our publishing program. Our editorial team is extraordinary; our design and production are top notch; and our marketing and publicity are incredibly effective […]

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Princess Pistachio “Charming” and “Funny”—Booklist Online

January 12th, 2015

“Pistachio is overjoyed when a golden crown arrives by mail, along with an unsigned card that reads, “Happy birthday, my little princess!” She decides that her real parents are a king and queen who will be coming for her soon. Suddenly it seems less important to obey her “adoptive” parents or be kind to her […]

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“History comes alive” in Dance of the BanishedVOYA

January 12th, 2015

“Canadian author Skrypuch, who has written several other well-received historical novels about World War I and the Armenian Genocide, has created an absorbing glimpse into a dark period in world history and the human consequences of war. Most of the novel is told through letters that Zeynep writes (but does not send) to Ali; as […]

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Dance of the Banished an “eye-opening exposé”—Kirkus Reviews

January 10th, 2015

“World War I separates a betrothed Anatolian couple—leaving one to witness the Armenian genocide and sending the other to a prison camp…in Canada. Cast as letters and journal entries, the double narrative records the experiences of Zeynep, a villager transplanted to the “mighty city of Harput,” and Ali, who is swept up with other supposed […]

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The New York Times reviews Bear on the Homefront

January 6th, 2015

“With well-paced storytelling and soft, nostalgic watercolor illustrations, this follow-up to the World War I picture book “A Bear in War” tells another true story of the stuffed bear Teddy, this one set during World War II. Teddy’s owner, Aileen, who as a child had sent Teddy to her father while he was in Europe […]

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