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New children’s book series takes flight in Sault Ste. Marie

Bushplane Stories will allow readers to join in on the adventures of a group of bushplane friends; launch event scheduled for takeoff on Friday June 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Bailey the Bushplane tells the story of a spirited, yet insecure, aircraft determined to fly important missions

A new series of children’s books is about to take flight in Sault Ste. Marie.

Bushplane Stories, a new publishing company owned by Richard Jones and Amy Williams, will allow readers to join in on the adventures of a group of bushplane friends operating out of a small airport in northern Ontario.

Its inaugural offering — Bailey the Bushplane — tells the story of a spirited, yet insecure aircraft determined to fly important missions. However, Bailey ends up leading friends into trouble as an out of control forest fire approaches a remote trading post.

Each book of the series, written by Jones and illustrated by Williams, will feature bushplanes that can be found in the Soo’s Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the centre.

A launch event is scheduled for this Friday, June 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the CBHC. It will feature a reading by Williams, book signings, a book giveaway contest and free stickers of Bailey the Bushplane while supplies last.

Friday is also Social Services Family Fun Day at the Bushplane Museum, with free entry, games, food, giveaways and prizes.

Following the launch, copies of Bailey the Bushplane will be for sale at the CBHC, along with the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site and Ontario Travel Information Centre.


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