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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!
Wallace Edwards is a beloved children’s author-illustrator whose vivid imagination has transformed the world of animals and strange creatures in picture books for a generation of children. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, he is a popular guest speaker at conferences and literary events. Wallace’s awards and shortlists include the Governor General’s Award, the IRA Children’s Choice Award, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. Wallace lives in Toronto and Yarker, Ontario. Visit him online at www.wallace-edwards-art.com.
Peace is a familiar word, its meaning both simple and complex.
Wallace Edwards explores peace and invites young readers to think about what that means to them. Through a series of linked questions and combined with Edwards’ singular art, the concept of peace is picked up, shaken, turned all around, and carefully examined from every angle.
There are many books on war for children; far fewer that examine peace. What Is Peace? engages readers to think about peace in their day-to-day lives, and around the world.