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Canadian Book Reading for Children

"Virginia Wolf"

April 23 is Canada Book Day. This is celebrated on the same day as World Book and Copyright Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to pay world-wide tribute to books and authors while encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

We will feature Virginia Wolf, winner of the 2012 Governor General's Award for Literature (Children's Literature–Illustration category). Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages. Vanessa's sister, Virginia, seems to be in a "wolfish" mood – she's acting quite strange, waking up one day growling and howling.

Virginia Wolf has now been published in Japanese translation. You will thoroughly enjoy the heart-warming story by Kyo Maclear, the lovely illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault and the skilful Japanese translation by Akiko Kojima, winner of the Itabashi International Picture Book Translation Contest (English Division).

Book information:

Title: "Virginia Wolf"
Author: Kyo Maclear
Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2012

Date & hours: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (16:30 – 17:30)

Place: Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library (B2 level)

Age limit: 4 to 10 years

Language: English/Japanese

Capacity: 25 children, plus their parents/guardians

Participation: Free of charge

  • Individual reservations should be made by fax to 03-5412-6287 or by e-mail, indicating the names of participants and ages of children in your message.
  • Reservations will be closed when we reach maximum enrolment.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.



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