Montreal Children's Library Little But Does Big Things
Candance Amarante's iBook
MCL Board Member Becomes Children's iBook Author!
Like most debut children story writers, Candace Amarante’s call to writing started with her daughter. Her daughter is and has always been a clear and articulate chatter box. A few years ago, her daughter came home from daycare making sounds that she could not understand. Candace got scared, annoyed and frustrated with her little one. Her husband suggested that she tell their daughter stories to improve her speech. So, she did. Candace started to tell her stories on their metro rides to and from daycare. She made up the stories and they had a wonderful experience together. Candace and her husband later found out that the sounds their daughter was making were in fact words in Cantonese! She was repeating words and phrases from a little girl from Hong Kong in her class. From this serendipitous experience, the seed for storytelling was planted in Candace and it has been growing ever since! Candace lives with her husband and daughter in Montreal, Canada, where she is also a Board Member of the Montreal Children’s Library. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University in the City of New York and is conversant in Krio, Italian, French but, unfortunately, not Cantonese!
How Little Pump became Big Jack is Candace’s first published children’s ibook. Look out for more stories from one of the most enthusiastic children’s story writers of today!
We celebrated the official opening our Vega Branches new location (1410 Pierce Street #150). Many guests joined us Saturday January 24 to celebrate! Jennifer Gasoi, our spokesperson, gave a speech, sang some songs and cut the ribbon to make it official. The day was great! Here is what aired on CBC and Global about the event.
Congratulations to award winning MCL board member André Hudon! Thank you to the Comptables Professionnels Agréés de Montréal for the prize money and many thanks to Acklands Graiger for matching their contribution!