When Ms. Gillis decides to complete her International Teaching Practicum in Kenya, sponsored by Farmers Helping Farmers, she is very excited. She can’t wait to start her adventure in the warm African sun, leaving behind cold February days in Canada and (as she comes to learn) a well-stocked Island classroom. She arrives laden with gifts and school supplies from friends on PEI. As she distributes a gift of crayons to her students, she soon realizes that she is the one who has the most to learn. Broken Crayons is a delightful story written for school age children. It is based on a true story that never grows old and one which carries a message for all, no matter your age.
Patsy Dingwell lives with her husband Rodney on their farm in Marie, PEI. They have four sons. Her grandchildren are often the audience for her life-long love of storytelling. A retired special education assistant, she now makes time to write and travel. Her favourite destination is Kenya, having visited three times. As a long time member of Farmers Helping Farmers she founded the School Twinning Project and is proud to relate stories of this Island NGO. This is her first book.
Marla Lesage is an artist, illustrator, writer, and dreamer. She lives in New Brunswick with her favourite scallywags and several fish. Her first book, Pirate, Year Round, was published in 2019. She is the illustrator of Broken Crayons, written by Patsy Dingwell.
Broken Crayons Book Launch with Patsy Dingwell
Join Acorn Press, author, Patsy Dingwell and illustrator Marla Lesage, for the online launch of their children’s book, Broken Crayons.
They will be in conversation with Acorn Press publisher Terrilee Bulger.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tickets are FREE with the purchase of a book.
Purchase the book at Bookmark (Charlottetown) or Westminster Books (Frederiction) and receive a link to access the event. Customers who have previously bought the book at either store can also request the link to access the event.
Acorn Press illustrator Marla Lesage will be launching Broken Crayons at Westminster Books
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Contact Westminster Books for more information.