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Visit to Armenia –May 2007

In Post on February 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Spent 10 amazing days in Armenia touring the countryside, visiting ancient churches, eating wonderful food, and learning about the Armenian culture.

The Pesky Bird is now available at two bookstores in Yerevan: Artbridge Cafe and Bookstore and Noyan Tapan


Praise for The Pesky Bird

In General Information on February 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Best Juvenile Fiction 2003 Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference
“What fun I’ve had reading and enjoying The Pesky Bird…[which] gives young
readers a fine glimpse into the customs of another country.”

–Joan Bowden, children’s book author

“The Pesky Bird by Marianne Markarian is a nice introduction to Armenian culture and the adventures of a young girl, MariamThe Armenian bread recipe at the end of the book gives young readers a chance to truly experience the culture first hand. Geared towards ages 7- 12, The Pesky Bird is a nice addition to a child’s book shelf”

–Review By: Diana Rohini LaVigne

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“Thank you for writing and publishing such a beautifully sensitive book. The illustrations are magnificent. The Pesky Bird provides one more precious vehicle to share with our children the world in which our ancestors lived and thrived . It so poignantly celebrates the fruits of our pre-Genocidal Armenia.”

–Nvair Kadian Beylerian, M.Ed., HYEfamily.com, Inc.

“As an Armenian-American and a librarian, I am glad to see books for young people that convey, as this one does, in story and pictures, the spirit of a people and a place in a time long past, that some of us know about from our parents and grandparents. Younger generations will have books like this to give them a sense of that spirit.”

–Nancy A. Kandoian, NY Public Library

“Imaginatively written, “The Pesky Bird” is an entertaining story with a theme about social acceptance, set in a small Armenian village in the early 1900s. Nicely enhanced with Margaret Wasielewski’s softly drawn
images, “The Pesky Bird” is a pleasantly told and highly entertaining picturebook story that would make an excellent addition to both school and community library collections.”

–Midwest Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Bookwatch: Bethany’s Shelf

Where to Buy

In General Information on February 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm


Sardarabad Armenian Bookstore


Abril Book Store, 415 East Broadway, Glendale (Tel. 818-243-4112)
Adventures for Kids, 3457 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003-3314 (Tel. 818-650-9688)
First Armenian Presbyterian Church, 430 S. Turner Street, Fresno, CA 93727
Holy Trinity Church, 2226 Ventura Ave.. Fresno, CA 93721
Pierre LaFond, 516 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito (Tel. 805-565-1503)
Sardarabad Book Store, 1111 South Glendale Ave., Glendale (Tel. 818-500-0790)


St James Armenian Church Bookstore,816 Clark St, Evanston (Tel: 847-864-6263)
St. Paul‘s Armenian Apostolic Church, 645 S.Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL (Tel. 847-244-4573)


Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), 65 Main St., Watertown (Tel. 617-926-2562)
Hairenik Association Bookstore, 80 Bigelow Ave., Watertown (Tel. 617-926-3976)
Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Tel. 617-354-0632)


St. John‘s Armenian Church Bookstore, 22001 Northwestern Highway,Southfield (near Detroit) (Tel. 248-569-3405)


Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Prelacy Bookstore, 138 East 39th Street,
(Tel. 212-689-7810)


Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 (Tel. 401-272-7712)


St. Mesrob Gift & Bookstore, 4605 Erie St., Racine, WI (Tel. 262-681-0347)


St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 1805 Random Rd., Carrollton, TX (Tel. 972-245-6995)


Artbridge Cafe and Bookstore, Abovian Street, Yerevan (Email: artbridge@netsys.am)

Noyan Tapan, Republic Square, Government Building # 2, Yerevan (Email: noyan@arminco.com)

Wholesale and Bulk Purchases

Baker & Taylor www.btol.com (Tel. 800-775-1800)