A Golden Ticket Scavenger Hunt is taking place in Little Free Libraries across Greater Victoria!
Award-winning local author, Michelle Mulder, is releasing a new children’s novel this spring, Up for Grabs. In honor of the book’s themes of hidden treasures and neighborhood exploration, 500 bookmarks are being released into the 650+ book-exchange boxes of Greater Victoria. Ten of these bookmarks will have attached to them “golden tickets” that entitle the bearer to one free copy of the book, Up for Grabs, to be claimed from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Gallery Shop during gallery hours any time before May 20, 2023.
Join Michelle Mulder for the Up for Grabs launch event! This Book Launch Event is in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) and the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (GVPN).
Up for Grabs Book Launch Event
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 3-5pm
Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria
About Up for Grabs
Thirteen-year-old Frida wasn’t expecting to find much while digging through relics at her late grandmother’s house. But when she comes across a mysterious painting, family secrets, and a nosy auctioneer, she knows the real digging has just begun. As Frida explores the Victoria neighbourhood of Rockland, she meets a childhood friend of her grandmother’s, a relentlessly friendly kid named Hazeem who has a knack for finding treasures in the many book-exchange boxes nearby, and that nosy antique dealer who has taken an interest in her grandmother’s stuff. Details about real artists in Victoria in the early 20th century and an infamous piece of Canadian art history add additional depth to this story about art, friendship, putting down roots, and building a chosen family.
About the Author
Michelle Mulder is an award-winning author of many books for children, including The Vegetable Museum, Home Sweet Neighborhood, and Every Last Drop. The Vegetable Museum was selected for New York Public Library Best Books and OLA’s Best Bets, and Michelle’s non-fiction has won two Green Earth Book Awards. When not writing, Michelle loves hanging out in the woods, making baskets out of found materials, drawing, diving into lakes, and diving into a good book. They live in Victoria, British Columbia.
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ISBN 978-1-77086-694-2 • Paperback • Ages 9-12 • $14.95 • DCB/Cormorant Books
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Guest Author Bio
Jessica Hum (she/her) is the owner of Talking Circle Consultants, facilitating deep dialogue with our clients on Turtle Island by documenting stories through writing, audio and visuals. She has seasoned proficiency with interpersonal communication, community development, environmental and land-relationship planning.
Visit Jessica’s Blog / Website: www.talkingcircle.ca