September 25, 2022 10:30 AM

Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Nature Tales Stage

Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

Jon-Erik Lappano’s debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for several others. In his latest picture book, we meet Martin, who loves to play by the river near his house. He builds forts and lies in the tall grass near the water. But one day Martin’s parents tell him they have to move away, to the city.

Find out what happens next when Jon-Erik reads from Martin and The River at The Nature Tales Stage. Purchase a copy of Martin and the River at Different Drummer Books (on-site), and Jon-Erik will sign it at the nearby Autograph Tent, beginning at 11:15AM.