October 01, 2018

Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon: Book launch (Kelowna, BC)


Karen Autio and Loraine Kemp

for the launch of their picture book

Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon
Written by Karen Autio
Illustrated by Loraine Kemp 
Crwth Press
48 pp.
Ages 7-10
October 2018


Saturday, October 20, 2018


2-4 p.m.


Okanagan Regional Library
Kelowna Branch
1380 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC 

In a hidden canyon in British Columbia’s Southern Interior, a ponderosa pine tree sprouts. Seasons pass as the tree grows, witness to generations of human history in the Okanagan Valley, from First Nations quests to fur brigades, horse wrangling, secret wartime commando training, to the firestorm of 2003. Richly illuminated by maps, illustrations, and historical images and informed by a timeline and historical notes, this fascinating book weaves First Nations history with European settlement and natural history. By following the thread of one tree growing in one sheltered and sacred space, award-winning author Karen Autio gently explores patterns of colonization that will resonate with readers all over North America. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on creating this important new book, Karen and Lorraine! Cheering you on from afar with all best wishes, Caroline