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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 28th festival was one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Jennifer Mook-sang grew up in Guyana and moved to Canada when she was fourteen. She lived an ordinary life searching for treasure until her first novel, Speechless, was published in 2015. Captain Monty Takes the Plunge is Jennifer’s first picture book. Jennifer lives in Burlington, Ontario.
Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or seven seas. But Monty has a secret: he can’t swim. He never goes into the ocean and never takes a bath — not even for Meg, the mermaid with whom he is head over boot heels in love. Until one day, when Meg’s life is put into peril and Monty is the only one who can jump into the ocean to save her. Can Monty’s love conquer his fear?