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Podcast Episode 26

War At The Snow White Motel

with Tim Wynne-Jones

War At The Snow White Motel

with Tim Wynne-Jones
Tim Wynne-Jones

This Republic of Childhood episode spotlights Tim Wynne-Jones,  two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. 


In his latest collection of stories, War at the Snow White Motel, Rex and his family are vacationing in Vermont. A thoughtless act launches him into war with an older teenager at their motel, but a much bigger conflict — the Vietnam War — looms large on the horizon.


Ant wants to join the #FridaysForFuture movement — and impressing the new girl at school is only one good reason why. Joseph and Danny are determined to right an old wrong, no matter the consequences. Michel takes a road trip to spot a rare bird, and along the way learns what his father is really afraid of. Robin has to battle her anxiety when her great-grandfather sends her in search of an old stuffed toy with a storied past. Walker is home for the summer, in time to help his little sister expose a local company’s dubious environmental practices. A boy can’t figure out why the class bully won’t leave him alone — it’s not anything he could have foreseen.


Tim Wynne-Jones brilliantly captures pivotal moments small and large as these characters fight for understanding, courage and a better future. This new collection features six brand-new stories and three that have been previously published.



Suitable for young writers aged 13+, this event is presented by Republic Of Childhood.




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