Come out this year to meet and listen to authors, illustrators, and performers from across Canada! View our 2018 line-up below.
Kallie George is the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, as well as the Heartwood Hotel series. She works as an author and speaker in Vancouver, Canada, and she holds a master’s in children’s literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing books for young readers, she leads workshops for aspiring writers. She happened across the Heartwood Hotel on a hike with her husband and wishes she was a mouse like Mona so she could stay there, too.
Heartwood Hotel, Book 4: HOME AGAIN (Disney-Hyperion | On Sale: July 3, 2018), written by Kallie George and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, is the final installment of the Heartwood Hotel series. Over forty duo-tone illustrations of distinctive animal characters will draw readers into a magical world full of exquisite details. The Heartwood Hotel series is perfect for fans of The Tale of Desperaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Poppy, and The Cricket in Times Square.
It’s summer at the Heartwood Hotel, and everyone is in a flurry getting ready for Ms. Prickles’s wedding to Mr. Quillson! Meanwhile, a new mouse guest named Strawberry comes to stay. She’s sweet and soft-spoken like Mona, and gifted in the kitchen just as Mona’s mother was. Could Strawberry be a long-lost relative?
But when lightning strikes part of Fernwood Forest and starts a fire, all thoughts go to the guests and staff hurrying to leave to make sure their homes and families are safe. Mona works to protect the Heartwood from harm, but as the fire rages on, it’s becoming dangerous to stay. Can Mona and her friends save their home before it’s too late?