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Go Fishing with Gubby!

Posted: October 25, 2010

Commercial fishing might be considered an unlikely topic for a children’s book, but in Fishing with Gubby, authors Kim La Fave and Gary Kent show that the subject makes for great stories.

Kim La Fave and Gary Kent will launch their book on Wednesday, October 27 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt at 7pm. They will also tour Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to sign books and talk to children and adults about writing and illustrating Fishing with Gubby. We hope you will be able to catch them at one of the following events:


  • Friday, November 5: Gary and Kim will give two presentations about writing and illustrating Fishing With Gubby, followed by short drawing workshops, for the Greater Victoria Public Library. These events are geared towards children ages 7-10 and will take place at the Emily Carr Branch from 10:30 to 11:30am and at the Juan de Fuca Branch from 3:30 to 4:30pm. For more information, visit the library's website.
  • Saturday, November 6: Kim will demonstrate his illustrating techniques and Gary will chat with the public at the Central Library in Victoria, from 10:30am to 12pm. This event is for both children and adults! They will also be signing books at Munro’s Books (1108 Government Street) from 1-2pm.
  • Monday, November 8: Kim and Gary are guest presenters at the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable, which will take place at the Nellie McClung Library Branch at 7:30pm. This event is for adults, and the general public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit the website.

NANAIMO--Tuesday, November 9: Gary will sign books at Nanaimo Maps & Charts, 8 Church Street, from 3:30-5:30pm.

COURTENAY--Wednesday, November 10: Gary will sign books at Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 286 Fifth Street, at 11:00am.

POWELL RIVER--Friday, November 12: Gary will sign books at Breakwater Books, 6812A Alberni Street, from 11:00am-1:00pm.

LADNER--Saturday, November 20: Kim and Gary will sign books at Black Bond Books, Trenant Park Square Shopping Centre, 5251 Ladner Trunk Road, at 1:00pm.

MADEIRA PARK--Saturday, December 11: Kim will sign books at Blue Waters Books in Madeira Park's Shopping Centre on the Sunshine Coast, from 1:00-3:00pm.
Kim La Fave, a Governor General’s Award-winning artist, is the illustrator of Amos’s Sweater (by Janet Lunn) — winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration — Follow That Star (by Kenneth Oppel), the bestselling The Bones Book and Skeleton (by Stephen Cumbaa) and many other children’s books. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.

Gary Kent grew up in Vancouver and has his BA from the University of British Columbia. He was a commercial fisherman and salmon troller for ten years and is now a furniture maker and instructor at the Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC. Fishing with Gubby is his first book.