23 Dinosaur Dreams
Saddle up for a trek through the Badlands with Festival favourite Kenneth Oppel. His latest cast of characters, Samuel, Rachel and their rival fathers, set out in the late 19th century on a hunt for the largest dinosaur skeleton the world has ever seen. For Samuel, the “rex,” as he calls it, could put him in the history books. Oppel’s Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies, and Airborn won him a Governor General’s award for children’s literature. His latest, Every Hidden Thing, will appeal not only to boys and girls, but also teachers, who’ll be pleased with how Oppel challenges sexist and racist stereotypes. This is Oppel’s only event at the Festival this year—you won’t want to miss out!
Although this event is marked 'sold out,' a limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
- Every Hidden Thing, Kenneth Oppel
- Historical fiction/reality.
Have students research the Dinosaur Provincial Park in Calgary, Alberta or similar museums and parks that house excavated dinosaur bones.
Discuss: Why is it important that we go digging for dinosaur bones? How is history important in understanding the world we live in today?