Join award-winning youngCanLit author
of numerous fiction and non-fiction
The Last Train
On a Canadian Day
Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference
for the release and signing of her newest book
Sammy and the Headless Horseman
by Rona Arato
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
2 p m.
This middle-grade mystery of historical fiction is described on the publisher's website at http://www.fitzhenry.ca/Detail/1554552699 as follows:
Thanks to his Aunt Pearl, eleven-year-old Sammy is stuck in the Catskill Mountains for the summer with his awful cousin Joshua. While he doesn't relish the idea of getting to know his new stepmom, at least he'd have his gang to hang out with in New York if he got to stay there instead. But when Sammy realizes he was brought on to be hired help at the hotel, he makes the most of it and enjoys bunking with his teenage co-worker, Adam.
Trouble seems to follow Sammy as he becomes entangled in a series of mysterious occurrences, including a terrifying headless horseman who seems to be haunting the reclusive "Hermit" at the top of the neighbouring hill. Sammy and his new friends form a team called "The Ichabods" to crack the mystery.
Set in the early 1920s, after WWI.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I'll be reviewing Sammy and the Headless Horseman later this week but I thought I give readers in the Toronto area an early heads up (!) about this author event. I'm sure that it's a book that you won't want to miss.