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Visiting Author – Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel’s latest book The Dark Endeavor, is about a secret room of ancient tomes with strange language and forbidden knowledge – the Dark Library!  The EMERSON Library, on the other hand, is an up-to-date and inviting place, and on Friday, November 16, it was a scene of delight and fascination.  Oppel, a prize-winning author and captivating speaker, came to visit with the school’s 4th-8th graders.

Afterwards, students snapped up Oppel’s books and Emerson’s hallways buzzed with talk about his visit.   Many thanks to Nicola’s Books for making this extra-special event possible.

Kenneth Oppel has won many awards, including the Governor General’s Award for children’s literature, the Michael L. Prinze Honor Book Award from the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children, as well as their Young Adult Award.  Read more about him.