Book Launch of The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang

Today I had a lovely afternoon with other kindred book people at The Little Bookroom for the launch of Gabrielle Wang’s latest book called The Wishbird .  

Can you imagine a world without music?

“Oriole’s beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the Forest of Birds to save him. But in the City of Soulless there are traitors everywhere, and when Oriole is captured, only a street orphan can help her.

Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and its bewitched king, or will the city’s darkness prove too great even for magic?”

This is the first time Gabrielle has published a novel with her own illustration on the front cover.  The Wishbird contains many beautiful and intricate illustrations that Gabrielle has drawn using a sewer’s magnifying glass.  Click HERE to listen to Gabrielle read some of The Wishbird and discover where the idea for her story came from…

 Enjoy these photos from the book launch…

 Now I need to read this wonderful story for myself!

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10 thoughts on “Book Launch of The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang

  1. Oh Miss Y … it must have been a simply delightful afternoon!
    … and those little Wishbird meringues are SO sweet.
    You were VERY lucky to be a part of it.
    Mrs H xo

  2. Hi Mrs H

    It was indeed a delightful afternoon! The Little Bookroom was filled with kindred book people and Gabrielle had planned little touches like the Wishbirds that made the launch of her book a special occasion.

    Now to finish my work so I can go to bed and start reading The Wishbird!

    Miss Y 🙂

  3. Hi Miss Y
    I just spotted you on the Little Bookroom Facebook page … gee it was packed in there! Did you have fun ?

  4. Hi Nathan

    I just saw myself too – that grey hair of mine stands out doesn’t it!!

    It certainly was packed with teacher librarians, authors, readers and Gabrielle’s friends and family. I saw Michael Wagner and Sally Rippin the author of Billie B. Brown. Kirsty Murray is launching her new book there next week!

    I really enjoyed being at The Little Bookroom with lots of other people who love books too!

    Miss Y 🙂

  5. What a creative book launch. I”m sure you will cherish the book launch. How wonderful hearing Gabrielle read her own book. I can’t wait to see her illustrations. Thanks Miss Y for sharing with us and for getting a signed copy for our LRC. We are so lucky to have you seeking out riches for us.
    Mrs S

  6. Hi Mrs S

    I’ll show you our copy of The Wishbird tomorrow and I’m sure you will want to read it too…

    Miss Y 🙂

  7. Hey Miss Y,
    Those biscuits looked yummy!! I would have eaten one if I went to the book launch.
    The book launch sounded fun! What else did you do at the book launch??
    Layla 4V 🙂 😀

  8. Hi Layla

    I had a great chat with some of my other teacher librarian friends and checked out some of the new books!

    Miss Y

  9. Dear Miss Y,

    What a wonderful afternoon you must have all had. This story sounds like a wonderful read. Just loved that fact you all made a wish together and then ate your beautiful wish birds.

    Your video was just beautiful so beautiful that that you have inspired me to want to read this book.
    Happy reading Miss Y and to all your Wish Bird readers.

    Sincerely AA 🙂

  10. Hi AA

    It was a wonderful afternoon!

    I hope to read The Wish Bird soon. I’ve lent our library copy to two students who love reading Gabrielle’s books and I lent my personal copy to my principal to read while she is on Grade 5 camp this week.

    I’m glad you like my video – I hope the music I chose reflects the story.

    Hope you and BB are well and keeping warm…

    Miss Y

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