TIFA Kids! Reading: The Barren Grounds with David A Robertson (Text Category)

David A. Robertson

TIFA Kids! Reading: The Barren Grounds with David A Robertson (Text Category)

David A. Robertson

3:00pm

Friday, May 28, 2021

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian children’s authors and illustrators!

In David A. Robertson’s The Barren Grounds, Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected from their culture and each other – until they find a secret place, walled-off in an unfinished attic bedroom. There, a portal opens to another reality, where Morgan and Eli are thrust into a dangerous mission to save a community called Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything, including them.

Tune in for a glimpse into this epic fantasy adventure! Award-winning author David A. Robertson will give a family-friendly reading from The Barren Grounds as part of TIFA’s exclusive event series spotlighting the finalists for the GGBooks Young People’s Literature categories. The 2020 GGBooks Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) logo       GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Reading

Celebrate and explore some of today’s best Canadian children’s authors and illustrators!

In David A. Robertson’s The Barren Grounds, Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected from their culture and each other – until they find a secret place, walled-off in an unfinished attic bedroom. There, a portal opens to another reality, where Morgan and Eli are thrust into a dangerous mission to save a community called Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything, including them.

Tune in for a glimpse into this epic fantasy adventure! Award-winning author David A. Robertson will give a family-friendly reading from The Barren Grounds as part of TIFA’s exclusive event series spotlighting the finalists for the GGBooks Young People’s Literature categories. The 2020 GGBooks Literary Awards winners will be announced on June 1.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) logo       GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Reading

Featured Authors

David A. Robertson is the recipient of the Writers' Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. His memoir, Black Water, won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction. His middle-grade fantasy series, The Misewa Saga, includes the #1 bestseller The Barren Grounds. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for On the Trapline and When We Were Alone. Robertson is also the writer and host of the award-winning podcast Kiwew. The Theory of Crows is his first novel for adults. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

Read more about David A. Robertson

3:00pm

Friday, May 28, 2021

What to read

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One by ,
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