Montréal, October 3rd 2007 — Next week, Pirouli publishing house is launching Nana,What Do You Say? Book One, the first of a three-volume collection of children’s books, written and illustrated by award-winning jazz vocalist Ranee Lee.
Intended for children between the ages of 5 and 12, Nana, What Do You Say? focuses on the unique bond that exists between grandchildren and their grandparents. Written in the interactive form, from the child’s perspective, the story is meant to favour dialogue between generations.
The book was inspired by Ranee Lee’s personal experience and conceived from her song Nana, What Do You Say? released on the CD I Tought About You, which was nominated for a Juno Award in 1995.
The manuscript was read to grade-school students and teachers and received highly enthusiastic reviews on their part.
Two launches will take place: October 9 at Del Canale Bistro; and October 12 at Jean-Talon Market. Excerpts will be read in both English and French, and Film Director André Leduc will present a videoclip of the book. On October 12, renowned visual artist Armand Vaillancourt will transform the room into an enchanted area.
Pirouli is a young publishing house specializing in children’s literature, more particularly in collections. Publications include Aïxa (Aïxa Sand Castles and Aïxa Snow Castles), translated in four languages, and Colin to be published in 2008.
Nana, What Do You Say?will be in bookstores on October 26th.
Members of the press are welcome to either one of the following events • October 9, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm(Del Canale Bistro, 2496 West Notre-Dame, Montréal) • October 12, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Jean-Talon Market, 7070 Henri-Julien, Mandoline Room, 2nd floor, Montréal)