Victoria author up for BC Book Prize for children’s book

Hello Humpback! is shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Award

Hello Humpback! by Oak Bay High grad Roy Henry Vickers and Victoria writer Robert ‘Lucky’ Budd is shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Award as part of the annual BC Book Prizes.

Published by Harbour Publishing, Hello Humpback! offers a vibrant and engaging “first words” book, introducing young readers to the names and habitats of iconic Westcoast animals. Showcasing gorgeous artworks from Vickers, this sturdy, durable board book delights toddlers and babies alike with animals such as hungry otters, hopping orcas and more coastal critters.

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Vickers is a renowned Indigenous carver, painter and printmaker based in B.C. With Budd, he is the co-author of the bestselling Northwest Coast Legends books series, all of which were shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

Budd is the author of Voices of British Columbia, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, and Echoes of British Columbia, which won second prize in the 2014 BC Historical Federation’s writing competition. He is co-author of the Northwest Coast Legends books series.

The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. This year’s winners will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in Vancouver on Friday, May 4.


 

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