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For the past 26 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 at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
Learn to draw the cute and funny animals from John Martz’s Eisner and Governor General’s award nominated A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and his latest book, Burt’s Way Home. Build these playful critters from simple shapes. Then arrange another set of shapes to invent your very own characters!
Activity Suitability: 4+
Burt’s an orphan, but no regular orphan; he’s an orphan of time and space after a cosmic accident left him stranded on earth, or so he says. Lydia is an older rodent who has adopted Burt. Together they tell a tale of home and belonging from two different perspectives.
John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator in Toronto, ON. His book, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, was shortlisted for The Governor General’s Literary Awards and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7).