Join us at the Comox Library for a reading and presentation by children’s book author and illustrator Nancy Vo, author of The Outlaw! Nancy will read from her book, talk about how books are made, and talk a little bit about frontier life.
This event is put on as part of the Children’s Book Festival taking place in Nanaimo on Saturday, June 1. For more info, visit https://www.bookfest.ca/
From the publisher’s description of The Outlaw:
In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides into town. He takes it upon himself to fix everything that is in disrepair — the clapboard schoolhouse, the train station platform. He even builds a horse trough. But when someone recognizes him as the Outlaw, the crowd turns on him. It takes the courage of a small boy to change the course of events …
The subtle, beautiful mixed-media art with its nineteenth-century textural references perfectly complements this original story from debut author and illustrator Nancy Vo.