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Oscar the Herring Gull Book Launch

Chester, NS. July 26, 2010 -- BRYLER PUBLICATIONS INC. is pleased to announce that author Roberta Heembrock will be launching her second book, Oscar the Herring Gull, on Thursday August 5th 2010 at the Admiral Digby Museum from 2 – 4 pm and again at Mad Hatter books, 213 St. George St., Annapolis Royal, Saturday, August 14 from 1 – 3 pm. Children will be treated to a reading by the author where they will meet Oscar, a bold and adventurous Herring Gull, who befriends Grammie Sara, a caring woman in a small seaside town in Nova Scotia.

His divebombing antics and charming personality quickly win her heart. When Oscar doesn’t show up for his daily feeding of scraps one day, Grammie Sara becomes very worried and fears the worst. She scours the beaches for weeks, listening for Oscar’s unique call but he is nowhere to be found. Will Grammie Sara find Oscar? Children can follow Grammie Sara as she searches for Oscar and learn why Herring Gulls are important sea birds. Oscar may even have a surprise for you!

A friend is a friend, even when it's a smarty-pants gull. In this charming and realistic story young readers will learn that compassion is the greatest gift. It can save a life.
Ben Gadd, Naturalist and Award Winning Author

This poignant story portrays the rewarding friendship that develops between Grammie Sara and Oscara "show off, smarty pants" Herring Gull. Oscar the Herring Gull will leave the reader with a much greater appreciation for these charming and feisty birds.
Linda Glaser, Award Winning Children’s Author

We are also pleased to announce that Oscar the Herring Gull will be featured on EarthCARE An Environmental Education Partnership™ where children can learn about the importance of energy conservation, waste reduction, and water conservation.

Everyone who attends will be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of Oscar the Herring Gull as well there will be several chances for children to win signed posters of many of the beautiful watercolour illustrations from the book.

Call Cynthia McMurray at Bryler Publications Inc. (902) 273-2286 for more details. /

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch.


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