Murder, Mystery & History with Vivian French & Marthe Jocelyn

Vivian French, Marthe Jocelyn and Rose Vespa

Murder, Mystery & History with Vivian French & Marthe Jocelyn

Vivian French, Marthe Jocelyn and Rose Vespa

11:00am

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Readers who love a good heart-pounding historical mystery, and fans of Enola Holmes, won’t want to miss this thrilling TIFA Kids chat with authors Vivian French and Marthe Jocelyn. Vivian will share the inspiration behind The Runaways of Haddington Hall, a story of Minnie, a laundry maid in Victorian English, and her adventures living in a nightmarish home for wayward girls. Jocelyn will share the secrets behind The Dead Man in the Garden (the third book of the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by Agatha Christie), and how a relaxing spa stay takes a sudden turn when two dead bodies are found, and Aggie must ignite her deductive skills!

Be sure to tune in live for the chance to ask the authors your questions about the wonderful world of mystery novels, and how great writers in history inspired them. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

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Readers who love a good heart-pounding historical mystery, and fans of Enola Holmes, won’t want to miss this thrilling TIFA Kids chat with authors Vivian French and Marthe Jocelyn. Vivian will share the inspiration behind The Runaways of Haddington Hall, a story of Minnie, a laundry maid in Victorian English, and her adventures living in a nightmarish home for wayward girls. Jocelyn will share the secrets behind The Dead Man in the Garden (the third book of the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by Agatha Christie), and how a relaxing spa stay takes a sudden turn when two dead bodies are found, and Aggie must ignite her deductive skills!

Be sure to tune in live for the chance to ask the authors your questions about the wonderful world of mystery novels, and how great writers in history inspired them. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Conversation
Reading

Featured Authors

Vivian French is a highly-acclaimed children’s author, whose many books include The Steam Whistle Theatre Company and The Dragon’s Breakfast. She is one of the most borrowed children’s authors in UK libraries and was awarded the MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms or visit her website: vivianfrench.com

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Marthe Jocelyn is the acclaimed author and illustrator of nearly fifty books for young readers. Among her many honors, she has received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for a distinguished body of work. She most happily composes that work in a hammock, or staring at water, or riding on a train. Even more than writing, Marthe likes reading books where someone is hiding a shocking secret. She lives in Stratford, Ontario.

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Rose Vespa, Hon. B.A., MLIS, MPA, is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Previously, she held the positions of Director of Library Services for the Mississauga Library System and CEO of the Brantford Public Library. Rose began her career as a children’s librarian; however, her 30-year professional career has encompassed work in a variety of library settings throughout southern Ontario. She lives in Millgrove, Ontario with her husband, daughter and chocolate labrador retriever, Coco.

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11:00am

Sunday, October 24, 2021

What to read

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Dead Man in the Garden by , The Runaways of Haddington Hall by ,
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