Introducing the Fan Brothers’ Whimsical 2022 Canadian Children’s Book Week Poster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto (February 24, 2022)Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent is around the corner, and we are thrilled to present the 2022 poster featuring  the amazing art of the Fan Brothers, Devin, Eric and Terry Fan! The illustration perfectly depicts the 2022 theme: Sail into Stories. This year’s poster captures the magic and whimsy of stories and the unique journey they can take children on. You can download the poster here for free. It will also be available as an insert in the spring 2022 issue of Canadian Children’s Book News

“Just looking at this year’s poster for Canadian Children’s Book Week/Tournée Lire à tout vent makes you want to disappear into your favourite story,” says Rose Vespa, Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC). “The talented Fan Brothers created the perfect poster for this year’s tour, depicting a dreamlike world where animals are able to literally sail into a storybook. We are in love with this original art and can’t wait for it to be displayed in classrooms and libraries all across Canada.”

The upcoming Book Week tour will take place from May 1-7, 2022. It is the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s 45th Book Week tour, second virtual tour and second year partnering with Communication-Jeunesse. Fifty-five brilliant Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers will take part in this virtual tour and deliver unforgettable workshops full of creative insights to young readers in schools, libraries and homes all across Canada.

The Barnabus Project, created by the Fan Brothers, was the winner of the 2021 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, as well as the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award. Their latest work, It Fell from the Sky, was listed by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Illustrated Children’s Books” of 2021. Together, Terry Fan and Eric Fan have created many critically acclaimed books such as The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky. They received their formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and now reside in Toronto as well. Terry spends his days and nights creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints while Eric enjoys vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. Devin is an artist, poet and lover of Kung-Fu. Learn more about the Fan Brothers and their work here.

See the French-language announcement here

Download the PDF of this press release here.

For more information, please contact: 

Emma Hunter
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416 975-0010 ext. 2
emma@bookcentre.ca


About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit bookcentre.ca.

About Communication-Jeunesse
Communication-Jeunesse is a national non-profit cultural organization that was founded in 1971 to promote and appreciate Quebec and Franco-Canadian literature aimed at young people age 0 to 17. The vitality of the organization is largely based on the quality of its associative life and the commitment of its members has been at the heart of its operations since its creation. The members of Communication-Jeunesse enrich its actions and promote its development with as much rigor as energy. For more information, please visit communication-jeunesse.qc.ca.

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada Council for the Arts.