A Big Difference

Margriet Ruurs

A Big Difference
Event Number: 26
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

A Big Difference

Margriet Ruurs

Wednesday, October 18
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

Margriet Ruurs wants to help children make a difference. Ruurs, author of more than 30 books, has shared her work with children around the world and seen firsthand how it’s often young people who initiate positive change. In The Elephant Keeper, Ruurs tells the true story of Aaron, a boy who rescues a baby elephant from drowning despite being raised to think of the animals as dangerous to humans and their crops. Kids will be inspired by this tale of environmental stewardship, and eager for tips on how they can help endangered wildlife. Ruurs will also share the story behind Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey, her altruistic picture book for all ages. Join Ruurs for a ranging discussion on how you can make a difference.

Suitable for Grades 3-6.

*Note: Programming details have changed since the Program Guide was printed. Katie Smith Milway will no longer be appearing in this event.*

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Margriet Ruurs

United States

Margriet Ruurs has more than 30 books for children. Her Master’s Degree in Education inspired her to write books that children can learn from and that can help educators become better teachers. She also tours to schools to tell students about being a writer and her love of language.  When she’s not travelling, she is running a bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island. Inspired by true events, The Elephant Keeper is about a young man who dedicates himself to protecting elephants after discovering they are close to extinction because of poaching.