Friday, 11 August 2017
Join me for a reading at Fort Rouille during the CNE!
My book, Carter and the Curious Maze, has been out for a year now. Somehow! It's a time-travel/historical fantasy for kids 8-12, set on the CNE grounds in Toronto, and is book 3 in the award-winning Weird Stories Gone Wrong series.
Last summer I read from the book on the CNE stage, and at Fort York. Now, in the last leg of a reading triumvirate, I'm reading at Fort Rouille, twice during the CNE 2017. Many thanks to the wonderful York Pioneer and Historical Society for the time slot, and the encouragement!
Fort Rouille was the first European settlement in the Toronto area, 1750-1759, a French trading post set strategically near the Humber River, to combat the English fur trade in the area. The original site still sits at the foot of Dufferin Street and Lakeshore Road, on the current CNE grounds.
Part of Carter's time-travel story is set there. It's a fascinating, little-known part of Toronto history that kids won't learn about in school.
Come join me at Scadding Cabin, for a little history and fun on Family Mondays (kids get in with adults for $2):
August 21, 1-3 p.m.: Fort Rouille with Philippa Dowding
August 28, 1-3 p.m.: Fort Rouille with Philippa Dowding
Carter and the Curious Maze Book Trailer
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