Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017  

Blackflies

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Blackflies

Helen loves springtime — except for the gazillions of blackflies and mosquitoes!
One day Helen wakes up and it’s SPRING! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. But Helen knows that the blackflies will be coming out soon. So she does what any smart kid would do: she sends her little sister outdoors to check! When the blackflies and mosquitoes carry her away, Helen tells her dad, who rushes outside and is carried away himself. Now Helen needs to rescue BOTH of them, along with some animals!

  • Children's | Enfants
  • Fiction
  • Humour

Jay Odjick

Jay Odjick is an artist and writer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin community, just outside of Maniwaki, Quebec. He has created comic books and produced the animated TV series Kagagi: The Raven, which airs in Canada, the US, and Australia. He previously illustrated Robert Munsch’s story The Ocean Goes On Forever, which appears in the anthology Munsch Mania.