Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep10:20 am10:40 amVirtual EventMaggie's TreasureJon-Erik Lappano10:20 am - 10:40 am EST

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A reading with children’s author Jon-Erik Lappano from Maggie’s Treasure. Ages 4-7.

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Jon-Erik Lappano

Jon-Erik Lappano is a person who stays up too late working on curious things, including writing books for children. His debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, was the winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award. Jon-Erik lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his wife, three daughters, and a growing collection of things that glitter.


Maggie’s Treasure

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbours and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up; the mayor even gives her an award. But over time Maggie’s collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden in an unsightly mess. Her parents tell her “Enough treasure!” and eventually even Maggie realizes that something must be done. Finally, inspired by a bird outside her window, she finds a way to share her treasure that enchants and transforms the entire neighbourhood.

AuthorJon-Erik Lappano


(Saturday) 10:20 am - 10:40 am EST