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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!
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.
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.