September 24, 2022 12:00 PM

Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Rose Garden Main Stage

Age / Grade 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

One of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Lawrence Hill is the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, and The Illegal. Laurence Hill headlines The Telling Tales Festival, with readings from his middle-grade debut novel, Beatrice and Croc Harry. Meet Beatrice, a young girl of uncertain age, who wakes up all alone in a tree house in the forest. How did she arrive in this cozy dwelling, stocked carefully with bookshelves and oatmeal accoutrements? And who has been leaving a trail of clues, composed in delicate purple handwriting? So begins the adventure of a brave and resilient Black girl’s search for identity and healing.

Purchase a copy of Beatrice and Croc Harry at Different Drummer Books (on-site), and Lawrence will sign it at the nearby Autograph Tent, beginning at 12:45PM.