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Professor Rae St. Clair Bridgman Wins Two Prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards

June 27, 2024 — 

Department of City Planning Professor Rae St. Clair Bridgman and founding member of the Winnipeg design firm BridgmanCollaborative Architecture was awarded two top honours from the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group for her latest book, “Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach”. This playful picture book, published by Manitoba’s FriesenPress, has been awarded 1st Place Grand Prize Winner for Fiction and 1st Place Winner for Children’s Picture Book (0 – 5 yrs).

Set in Victoria Beach, Manitoba and inspired by a white-tailed jackrabbit seen at dusk after a first snowfall, “Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach” takes young readers on a magical journey through the four seasons filled with whimsical characters and imaginative adventures.

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Rae Bridgman

I am thrilled and deeply honoured by this recognition,” says Rae Bridgman. “Creating stories that celebrate Manitoba and resonate with readers here and elsewhere is a true joy, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share ‘Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach’ with the world.”

Rae Bridgman’s unique blend of storytelling and illustration has garnered critical acclaim, captivating audiences with her creative narratives and vibrant artwork. Her MiddleGate fantasy books for kids have also received many glowing reviews and numerous awards.

For more information about “Good Night, Good Night, Victoria Beach” and Rae Bridgman’s award-winning work, visit Rae’s website.

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