Also new at the Festival this year is a literary event for children. Vancouver author and Simply Read Books editor, Kallie George will read from her latest book, The Melancholic Mermaid at a special storytime and will lead children aged 5 – 8 in a creative activity.
The Melancholic Mermaid is an original and whimsical fairy tale about two young misfits: Maude, a mermaid with two tails is befriended by Tony, a circus boy with webbed fingers. This book has a modern sensibility and the themes of young outcasts bonding together in friendship to overcome adversity are timeless. Catch Kallie George in the Storyhouse at West Vancouver Memorial Library (1950 Marine Drive) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m on Saturday April 21 – festival day!