Thursday, April 3, 2014

Meet the 'Fujimini Cast' and Author at the Book Soup Event on Sunday, April 6th

We are all very excited this week here at OnceKids because Sunday, April 6th is the Multi-Cultural Family Event at Book Soup. Starting at 11am award-winning author, Eileen Wacker, will join stars Jason James Richter and Anita Vora for this fun family event. You may know Jason James Richter from the beloved movie series Free Willy and Anita Vora from the award-winning film Life of Pi. The two celebrities gather with our own Fujimini author, Eileen, at Book Soup in West Hollywood in celebration of the newest release in the Fujimini series “Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf”, which also features the talents of George Takei. “Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf” is the seventh book in the beloved Fujimini Island series. You can buy the printed books but they are also available in the form of the popular ebooks and animated books. 

The new addition to the fun, Asian-inspired series tells the story of the penguins on Fujimini Island who are hard at work preparing for the grand opening of their Fujimini Island Surf School. Blue Penguin is excited to show off some of his best moves to his eager students, but a unfamiliar face is among them in the crowd. Who is this stranger and why has he come to Fujimini Island?  

Author Eileen Wacker talks about Fujimini Island and the Book Soup event saying, “Fujimini Island, where the stories take place, is a safe and fun environment where children like to learn. We offer the same friendly settings at our events. We invite children and their families to have fun, and take some time to play during their day.” 

Learn more about Blue Penguin and the stranger on the Island, as well as the other books in the series, during Book Soup on Sunday from 11am to 12pm. The family-oriented event not only offers book signings but story read-alongs, games, coloring, videos and more.

The seven-book Fujimini Island series has won family-friendly and technology awards by Moms Choice Awards, Clarion Forward, Readers’ Favorite, Zealot Readers, and Quill Book Reviews. You can learn more about them at our websites: and 

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