alaskan, author, musician, educator
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Bristol Bay Summer Presentation at Village Books, 11th Street, Fairhaven
Wed, Mar 23, 7:00 PM
Edgemoor resident and author Annie Boochever, new to Bellingham from Juneau, Alaska, will present her award-winning book, Bristol Bay Summer, published by Alaska Northwest Books, at Village Books in Fairhaven on March 23 at 7:00 PM.
“In Bristol Bay Summer, the demanding world of an Alaska set net fishery is the setting for an exciting new adventure story for middle-grade readers. 13-year-old Zoey Morley struggles with her parents’ divorce, her mom’s bush pilot boyfriend, and the pangs of growing up during her summer in the “real” Alaska. Author Annie Boochever tells a compelling tale of a divided family living a remote lifestyle where getting along as a team is a matter of survival.”
—Angela Zbornik, Press Release Graphics Arts Books
Feb.. 19 - 21, 2015
Dillingham, AK, 5th and 6th graders.
"Annie Boochever is an engaging presenter who knows how to connect to her audience. She provides the children of Bristol Bay literature and experiences they can relate to. Annie has written a novel that provides the most reluctant of our Middle Grade readers a book that has characters just like them."
—Shannon Clouse, Dillingham Elementary School
Annie presented Bristol Bay Summer to 400 6th graders at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, Connecticut, Thursday, October 9. Lots of fun!
"The students at Reed Intermediate School were captivated by author, Ann Boochever, as she delivered a well crafted, age appropriate, beautifully depicted description of her one of a kind, ground breaking book, "Bristol Bay Summer." She delighted students with fascinating stories and color slides that tied into the writing of the book. She dramatically read excerpts that inspired students to ask many thought provoking questions. The staff and students are still reflecting on the memorable and magical presentation that left everyone yearning to read this exciting new book!"
—Michelle Tanenbaum, Music teacher, John Reed Intermediate School, Newtown, Connecticut
And some quotes from the students:
"I really enjoyed reading Bristol Bay Summer. It was amazing. I loved the adventure and excitement. My favorite part was when they saw the bears and also when the Japanese typhoon happened. I also loved how the author incorporated the crow, Midnight, into the book.
I would read this book again. I would also recommend it to others."
"Bristol Bay Summer is a great story because it shows the reality of a family. I feel that it taught me to be thankful for what I have and where I live because this family was a poor family and had to work in Alaska.
I especially liked that it was a cliff hanger which added an edge to the story. Bristol Bay Summer is the best book I've read."
Aug. 8, 2014
Author visit to Naknek in Bristol Bay where former governor Parnell, a group of fisheries experts, and Naknek residents celebrated the official opening of the new dock!