Canadian Children’s Book Week: Marty Chan

Nova Scotia public libraries present this series of six virtual author and illustrator talks May 1 – 5, as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week 2023.

Teachers, schools, classrooms, children and families across the province are welcome to attend! All events are hosted on Zoom.

Students! Have an adventure with “Folktales and Furry Tails with Marty Chan.” Marty Chan combines storytelling, technical magic, and audience participation to bring Chinese folktales to life. He’ll share the legend of the first rainbow and how it was created and then invite you to become one of the characters in the story. He’ll also reveal the real-life cats who inspired his picture book, True Story, and share the creative process with some behind-the-scenes images of the illustrations in progress.

For Grades K-3

Marty Chan writes books for kids, plays for adults, and tweets for fun. He wrote the bestselling Orca novel for reluctant readers, Haunted Hospital. He’s a community builder who has taught workshops across Canada and presented over 1,000 virtual sessions during the pandemic. His latest novel is Final Cut. Marty works and lives in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their two brand-new kitties.

How to participate:

Register 1 attendee per participant/class

You will be emailed an invitation link to Zoom and instructions prior to the day of the event.

Tech Requirements: all devices are accepted. 

Your privacy is important to us: no recordings, screenshots, or photographs will be permitted by hosts or participants.

Canadian Children’s Book Week is Canada’s largest celebration of reading, connecting Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. The month of events is organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.


May 03 2023


10:45 am - 11:45 am
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