For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.
In Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, Carson the dog and his best friend Annie Magruder set out from Canada’s west coast to visit Annie’s sister on the east coast. Along the way, they experience the unique landscape of each province as only a dog and his driver can. A hilarious and charming story, wonderfully illustrated by Kass Reich.
From the author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a funny and sweet cross-country roadtrip adventure with a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine.
Linda Bailey was born and grew up in Winnipeg. In her twenties, she traveled around the world, mostly by ship, working in England and Australia. Then she moved to Vancouver, where she earned a B.A. and an M.Ed. at the University of British Columbia. She still lives in Vancouver, a five-minute walk from the ocean. She’s an ex-college teacher, an ex-editor, an ex-travel agent and . . . Now she’s the author of more than thirty books for kids. Best known perhaps are her picture books about a dog called Stanley (Stanley’s Party and others, illustrated by Bill Slavin). Many of her books have now travelled around the world — just like her.
Children’s and Young Adult: (Vancouver, BC), Carson Crosses Canada