Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"The Stamp Collector" by Jennifer Lanthier

A new children's book, The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier and illustrated by Francois Thisdale, tells the story of "...a city boy who loves stamps and a country boy who loves to read and write. Their lives come together when the book lover is imprisoned for a simple story, guarded by the stamp collector. But bars and rules can’t prevent their friendship and together they break down a multitude of barriers to defend their freedom of speech."

According to a write-up on Canada's Record.com website, "Lanthier’s inspiration came from writers Nurmuhemmet Yasin and Jiang Weiping, who were imprisoned in China for things they wrote. A portion of the proceeds from this book (for ages nine through 12) will support PEN Canada in its work to bring hope to imprisoned writers around the world."

To order, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM