Innocent Heroes

Sigmund Brouwer

Innocent Heroes
Event Number: 40
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Innocent Heroes

Sigmund Brouwer

Thursday, October 19
10:00am - 11:15am
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

2017 marks the centennial of the battle of Vimy Ridge. To make this momentous event from 100 years ago come alive, Sigmund Brouwer takes a look at some of the stories of individual Canadian heroes who made a difference: there’s the border collie who warns of a gas attack, the cat who saves soldiers from rat bites and the carrier pigeon who delivers a critical message. Maybe not the heroes you were imagining? In the hands of Brouwer, bestselling author of nearly 30 novels with close to four million books in print, these animals—and the young Canadian troops who served alongside them—provide a heart-wrenching and memorable entry into four days of battle that is an essential part of Canadian history.

Suitable for grades 4-7.

Event Authors:

Sigmund Brouwer

Alberta

Sigmund Brouwer is a prolific, best-selling author with more than four million copies of his books in print. His work covers a huge variety of genres and subjects including picture books, nonfiction and young adult works. In addition to writing, Brouwer has presented literacy writing workshops to as many as 10,000 students annually across North America. Brouwer’s new novel, Innocent Heroes, takes a look at the role animals played during WWI and the bonds that form even in the darkest of times.

@BrouwerSigmund
sigmundbrouwer.com