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Salt Spring Island Family Book Event, October 23
Children's author Mandy Spotiswoode will celebrate the launch of Brother XII's Treasure with a public reading followed by tea and cake. All are welcome to this family-friendly literary event
Brother XII's Treasure book launch
Salt Spring Library
Friday, October 23, 2015
2:00 pm - readings and activities for children (ages 6+)
2:40 pm - tea, cake and meet the author
Sunday, October 18, 2:30 pm
Newcombe Hall, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria
Free. All welcome. Website
A gala event for the launch of The Great Blackfoot Treaties, by Alberta historian Hugh Dempsey, will take place at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Monday, October 19. Please contact Heritage House for more information.
In this masterful collection of stories, historical images, and handcrafted maps, Donald Waite celebrates the human quest for gold. In addition to the best-known stories of gold hunters—including those who participated in the Cariboo rush to Barkerville and the 100,000 souls who clawed their way toward Yukon—Waite introduces many lesser-known discoveries and characters who became legendary during BC and Yukon’s first century.
Vancouver-based Linda DeMeulemeester is the author of the critically acclaimed Grim Hill series. The Secret of Grim Hill won the Silver Birch award in 2008, and her other books have been nominated or shortlisted for several awards, including the British Columbia Young Readers’ Choice Red Cedar Award, the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Diamond Willow Award, and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award. Linda says her inspiration for the stories came from having grown up in the lower mainland “in a very rainy place” where “the mist that rises from the forest has a mystical and dreamy appearance.” Also a teacher, DeMeulemeester enjoys sharing her lifelong love of reading with children.