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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General’s Award-winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. His most recent novels are The Boundless and The Nest. A two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.
Embedded deep in the ancient rock and sand of the Badlands lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur. Some legends call it the Black Beauty, its bones as black as ebony, but to seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt, it’s the “rex,” the king dinosaur that could put him and his struggling paleontologist father in the history books. But Samuel and his father aren’t the only ones after the rex. This could be Rachel Cartland’s ticket to a different life, one where her loves of science and adventure aren’t just relegated to books. As their paths cross and the rivalry between their fathers intensifies, Samuel and Rachel are pushed closer together. But with both eyeing the same prize, their flourishing romance seems destined for failure. Can they join forces to find their quarry or will old enmities and prejudices keep them from both the rex and each other?