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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.
Unlike her neighbors, Maggie McGillicuddy has an eye for trouble. And she spots it — everywhere! Look, over there, a tiger lurking! And there, a snake slithering! (You don’t see them? Well, no imagination, I guess.) And it’s all good fun until her young neighbor Charlie comes face to face with some very real trouble, and Maggie must jump into action!
Readers will have no trouble spotting the clever make-believe in this charmingly illustrated story about an unlikely friendship rooted in playful imagination.
Award-winning author Susan Hughes has written over thirty books, including Earth to Audrey, Island Horse, and Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science. Her books have received multiple nominations for the Forest of Reading awards, the TD Children’s Literature Awards, and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Literature.
Susan studied English literature at the University of Toronto. During the summer and after graduation, she worked at a children’s publishing house. She then began doing freelance editing work and writing commissioned articles and stories, while also working on her own story ideas.
Susan lives with her family in Toronto.