Brewing up a witch’s tale

Langley writer Bruce Kilby will sign copies of his children's book on Nov. 8 at New York Grill & Bistro

Author Bruce Kilby will sign copies of his book The Witch of Weasel Warren on Nov. 8 at New York Grill & Bistro.

Just because Halloween has come and gone, doesn’t mean the spooky fun has to come to a screaming halt.

And that’s a good thing, because The Witch of Weasel Warren flies into town on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Last November, Langley writer Bruce Kilby co-authored a book that gave young local readers something to chew on with The Legend of the Tooth Fairy.

This year, Kilby returns solo, with a new fantasy adventure that aims to be “fun, a little bit scary, and a wonderful adventure for the imagination.”

Suitable for readers eight and up, the Halloween-themed story begins late at night, as Duke Skysquawker, a crow from the Northwoods Rookery, discovers weasels stealing pumpkins out of Farmer McSimmons’ pumpkin patch.

He reports the strange activity to his farm friends who realize they have to do something.

Stranger, a relocated city raccoon, and his field mouse sidekick, Pronto, are sent to find out what is going on.

The book was intended  to be released on Saturday, Oct. 25, in time for Halloween, but because of problems with printing and shipping, the launch was delayed by two weeks, said Kilby.

As he did last year, the author will sign copies of his book at the NY Grill & Bistro, 20204 Fraser Hwy., beginning at 1 p.m.

He will be joined by the the book’s illustrator, Dallas Lenton, and Don Thompson, who composed the Halloween-themed music for the CD which accompanies the book.

“Thanks to Manny (of NY Grill & Bistro) for allowing me to do this once again,” said Kilby.

“Come and have a coffee or something to eat, pick up your autographed copy and meet the illustrator and music writer,” he urged.

Copies of The Legend of the Tooth Fairy will also be available for sale at the Nov. 8 event.

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