2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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On The Trapline: David A. Robertson

Spend an engaging morning with bestselling, Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author David A. Robertson who will keep little ones entertained with his latest work On the Trapline. In collaboration with illustrator Julie Flett, Robertson’s work celebrates Indigenous culture and traditions, and honours our connections to the past. This book perfectly captures the experience of a young child’s wonder as he is introduced to places that hold meaning to his family. This wonder will surely traverse the airwaves as the veteran speaker, and father himself, shares this meaningful tale with young audiences.

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Themes: Family, intergenerational friendship, community, and Indigenous experience.
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts K-2, and Social Studies K-2. Suitable for Grades K-2.

Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Participants and Speakers

David A. Robertson

DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the author of numerous books for young readers including When We Were Alone, which won the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award. The Barren Grounds received a starred review from Kirkus and was a Kirkus and Quill & Quire best middle-grade book of 2020. A sought-after speaker and educator, as well as recent recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Freedom to Read Award, Robertson is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation. (MANITOBA)