A Good Book Drive: David Vertesi

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David Vertesi is popularly known as the ebullient vocalist and bassist for Vancouver indie pop band Hey Ocean! But our stars are aligned with this fellow for a slightly different reason: He also champions a wonderful local initiative called #SingitFwd – an evening of acoustic sets benefitting the Saint James Music Academy.

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David donated Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (which, we assure you, are anything but!). Below, listen to David recanting why he chose this book of stories penned for Kipling’s grandkids and, as David surmises, “were almost certainly meant to be read aloud”. Maybe if you ask him nicely, he’ll read you his favourite story with that lullaby-like voice of his.

 

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A Good Book Drive is an annual book drive to bring stories to a new generation of readers, and support kids in need of new books. Running through the month of November, A Good Book Drive will be inspiring Vancouverites to purchase a new copy of their favorite kids’ book and deliver it to set locations throughout the city. At these drop off locations you can personalize your donation with a special bookplate, sharing the story of why that book is special to you. All books will be donated to this year’s book drive recipient, Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot Project. Share your favourite stories with A Good Book Drive on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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