Thank you so much to APTN journalist Karli Zschogner for creating this gorgeous video featuring Fred and Miki in their home and hangar along with: Karli also created an article featuring some lovely photos as well! Click here to read it.
Please come join me on Saturday, Feb 24 from 2pm – 4pm at Woozles Children’s Bookstore (6013 Shirley St, Halifax) to celebrate National Aviation Day. My popular and critically-acclaimed picture books, Freddie the Flyer and Alis the Aviator, feature pioneering Canadian Indigenous aviators and I’d love to share them with you! It will be a drop-in styleContinue reading “Celebrate National Aviation Day with me at Woozles!”
Happy World Read Aloud Day! Speaking of reading aloud, I burst into happy tears when my publisher shared this news yesterday: Two hundred Grade 3 students from across the Winnipeg School Division gathered at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada to kick off “I Love to Read” month recently. Kimberly Ballantyne, the first IndigenousContinue reading “Happy World Read Aloud Day!”
I hope to see you at one of these fun events! It will be wonderful to return to Toronto, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and other parts of Nova Scotia to celebrate Fred, this book, and all our hard work.
Only a few days until Freddie the Flyer’s official birthday, and the positive reviews keep flowing in. I’m so, so grateful for these even as I know not everyone has (or will) connect with this book. As I’ve learned, nothing is for everyone! You know who this book is for? Fred, Miki and I wantedContinue reading “More Love for Freddie!”
Thank you to the Miramichi Reader for their lovely review of Freddie the Flyer. It’s so heartening when the reviewer really gets the aim and intent of a book (and its authors) and connects with it! “The North is a place of extremes with its harsh climate and its exquisite beauty, where one calls toContinue reading “Miramichi Reader Dreams Along with Freddie!”
Such a lovely surprise to see Freddie the Flyer included in CBC’s “45 picture books to check out this fall” alongside fellow Nova Scotia author and illustrator friends Sal Sawler and Jack Wong (not to mention David Suzuki and Robert Munsch)! Can’t wait to check all these out with my daughter!
Freddie the Flyer.By Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael. Illus. by Audrea Loreen-WulfOct. 2023. 32p. Tundra, $17.99 USD (9781774880807). Gr. 1–3. 629.13092 The story of an Indigenous boy who dreamed of taking to the sky unfolds across the year in thispicture-book biography that draws on Gwich’in and Inuvialuqtun languages, the power of an unshakeable passion, and,Continue reading “Glowing Booklist Review of Freddie!”
In exactly one month I get to take part in this amazing day of virtual sessions for librarians and educators being put on by the School Library Journal! And the special guest speaker is the famous Texan actor/director Matthew McConaughey himself. AND there are a ton of other authors and illustrators I love like GeorgeContinue reading “School Library Journal Dialog Day: They Dreamed Big”
Fred and I are grateful for the early interest in our book. Last month we did an interview for CBC North and you can listen to that here! A journalist with Canadian Press also did an article on Fred and the book, and it was picked up – and translated – for publication across NorthContinue reading “Freddie the Flyer already taking flight!”