Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cry of the Giraffe Launch

Last night, we celebrated the launch of Judie Oron's book Cry of the Giraffe with a party at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Guests mingled and enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres while waiting to get copies of the book signed by Judie.

Esteemed MC Theo Heras kicked off the evening's presentations with a short, moving speech. Next, Annick Press Director Rick Wilks said a few words, and then Judie shared some of her experiences writing the book. The presentations concluded with a touching speech by Judie's adopted daughter, on whom the main character Wuditu was based. (One of Judie's sons, Daniel, assisted by being both an interpreter and a supportive brother.)

It was a wonderful night--thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate this book. You can see the rest of the photos on our Flickr account.

For more info on Cry of the Giraffe:
Listen to a podcast interview with Rick Wilks (starts at 1:24) for The Book of Life:

Watch the book trailer:

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