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12:00pm

Imagining Worlds (part 1)

Featuring David A. Robertson and Derek Kunsken
Hosted by Sean Wilson and Kate Heartfield

Imagining Worlds (part 1)

Featuring David A. Robertson and Derek Kunsken
Hosted by Sean Wilson and Kate Heartfield
23
Friday
Oct
12:00pm
David A. Robertson
Derek Kunsken

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in The Barren Grounds, an epic middle grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other–until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality.

 

Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. The House of Styx takes readers 250 years before the events in Derek Kunsken’s bestseller, The Quantum Magician. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind’s hold on the planet is fragile and they spend most of their days simply surviving. But Venus carries its own secrets, too.

 

 

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