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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
Activity suitability: 6+
Solve crime with Sylvia McNicoll! Play whodunnit and figure out the motives behind some shady characters’ activities in The Great Mistake Mysteries. All detectives will earn an a-Maze-ing autograph.
They say he’s been stealing art. But is Attila being framed?
Outdoor art is disappearing all over the neighbourhood! From elaborate Halloween decorations to the Stream of Dreams fish display across the fence at Stephen and Renée’s school, it seems no art is safe. Renée’s brother, Attila, has been cursing those model fish since he first had to make them as part of his community service. So everyone thinks Attila is behind it when they disappear. But, grumpy teen though he is, Attila can do no wrong in Renée’s eyes, so she enlists Stephen’s help to catch the real criminal.
Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Bringing up Beauty, her guide dog story, won the Ontario Library Silver Birch Award, launching her to international success. Crush.Candy.Corpse was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Young Adult Crime writing award and Revenge on the Fly for the Rocky Mountain Award. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.