RMB's two new board books by Neepin Auger, Discovering Words and Discovering Numbers, were mentioned in the most recent issue of Publishers Weekly! This is a big deal, since these are the first books of their type to be published by RMB and we have two more planned for Fall 2014: Discovering Animals and Discovering People. These new titles (along with future reprints) will feature pronunciation guides for both the French and Cree words, as recommended by PW.
"This is writing that sucks you in, and which will definitely mean you sit up late into the night. It contains subject matter that may challenge your own prejudice, but isn’t that what travel is for? And this is perhaps the best vicarious trip you’ll take to the Middle East."
Strange "review" of George Webber's book, Prairie Gothic, appeared in Galleries West recently:
Calgary photographer George Webber’s moody black-and-white photographs seem to violate any sense of the wide-open spaces of clichéd flatland lore. In this coffee-table book that features a 10-page essay by Alberta writer Aritha van Herk, Webber’s skies are overcast, more often than not, and towns are small and vulnerable, their bedraggled buildings tottering on the edges of rutted roads. Webber’s interiors have a similar cramped and mothballed quality, and the people that occupy them are often elderly, with faces as weathered as slumping barns, yet resolute in their steadfast gaze. Collectively, Webber’s images seem a visual dirge to what van Herk calls “a place beyond place" – the country he documents something we feel in our bones and cannot help but look at, again and again.
Iconic and classic images of the Canadian Rockies are taken to new heights and completely reimagined in this stunning collection of contemporary photography by Paul Zizka. This portfolio represents some of the most breathtaking and unique views of the Rockies to be published in years.
Jeremy Kroeker is a freelance writer, a speaker, mountaineer and the award-winning author of Motorcycle Therapy – A Canadian Adventure in Central America. With his motorcycle, he has travelled to over 30 countries while managing to do at least one outrageously stupid thing in every one. He has evaded police in Egypt, tasted teargas in Israel, scrambled through minefields in Bosnia and Lebanon and wrangled a venomous snake in Austria. One time he got a sliver in El Salvador. His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press and Calgary Herald, and in U.S. magazines such as Alpinist, and Outrider Journal. He was born in Manitoba, grew up in Saskatchewan and currently lives in Canmore, Alberta.