Ghostlight

28may1:00 pm1:45 pmGhostlightwith Kenneth Oppel, hosted by Arpita Ghosal (middle grade)

Speakers for this event

  • Arpita Ghosal

    Arpita Ghosal

    Moderator

    Arpita is an educator and writer living in Toronto. She teaches at the TDSB, where in 16 years, she has served in various roles. In addition, she has taught post-secondary credit courses in English lit, ESL, and children’s literature. Arpita is also an arts journalist who has worked in radio, TV and print media. In 2012, she founded SesayArts Magazine (SesayArts.com), where she profiles diverse authors and artists, and reviews theatre, dance, film and literature. She is an avid reader and advocate for Indigenous and Canadian Lit.

    URL http://www.sesayarts.com/

    Moderator

  • Kenneth Oppel

    Kenneth Oppel

    Author

    Kenneth Oppel is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Airborn, which won the Governor General’s Award for children’s literature and a Michael L Printz Honor Award, and the Silverwing trilogy, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. The Nest and Half Brother both won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. Some of his other books include The Boundless, Every Hidden Thing, and Inkling.. His latest novels are the Bloom trilogy, and Ghostlight. Visit him online at www.kennethoppel.ca or twitter @kennethoppel

    URL www.kennethoppel.ca

    Author

Event Details

Ghostlight
Kenneth Oppel

The story of the tragic death of sixteen-year-old Rebecca Strand and her lighthouse keeper father is just an elaborate tale Gabe tells tourists for his summer job on Toronto Island. Or so he thought. 

When his ghost tours awaken Rebecca’s spirit, Gabe is drawn into a world far darker than any ghost story he’s ever heard. Rebecca reveals that she and her father were connected to the Order, a secret society devoted to protecting the world from “the wakeful and wicked dead”—malevolent spirits like Viker, the ghost responsible for their deaths. But now the Order has disappeared and Viker is growing even stronger, and he’ll stop at nothing to wreak chaos and destruction on the living.

Gabe and his friends—both living and dead—must find a way to stop Viker before they all become lost souls.

Partners

Accessibility Sponsor: Penguin Random House Canada

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm