EMWF Kids: The Fabulous Zed Watson—an event for schools!

Tuesday June 15, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
EMWF Kids: The Fabulous Zed Watson—an event for schools!

Presented in partnership with Wellington County Library

Presenters: Basil and Kevin Sylvester

School groups, online learners, and families are invited to join us for a special literary event during Pride Month.

The Fabulous Zed Watson is the literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween. Co-authored by child-parent duo Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, this is a vibrant and enormous-hearted story about friendship, identity and belonging. It features illustrations by celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, and an Own Voices perspective based on Basil’s experience.

This event will include ASL Interpretation.

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The Fabulous Zed Watson
By Basil and Kevin Sylvester
Published by Harper Collins Canada

The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween

Zed Watson loves a few things: their name (which they chose themself!), their big rambunctious family, and—oh yeah—monsters. When Zed discovered the mystery surrounding an unpublished novel called The Monster’s Castle, they were completely hooked. Now Zed is a member of a small but dedicated legion devoted to finding the long-buried text.

When a breakthrough discovery leads Zed to the route that they are sure will take them to the treasure, they know it’s time for a road trip. And with the help of their shy, flora-loving neighbour, Gabe, and his sister, Sam, a geologist who is driving back to college in Arizona, Zed and company are soon off on a wild adventure following cryptic clues.

But it’s not all fun and games. Gabe doesn’t like Zed’s snacks, Sam is a bossy driver with total command of the ancient Impreza’s stereo, and Zed is often misgendered. It’s a good thing they also encounter kind strangers, potato-themed dance-offs and lots and lots of ice cream along the way. If Zed and Gabe can combine their strengths, survive Sam’s wrath and best the greedy historian who’s also hot on the book’s trail, they just might find the greatest treasure of all.

Co-authored by child-parent duo Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, this is a vibrant and enormous-hearted story about friendship, identity and belonging. It features illustrations by celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, and an Own Voices perspective based on Basil’s experience.

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Basil Sylvester is a non-binary writer and bookseller. They live in Toronto.

Kevin Sylvester is the author/illustrator of more than thirty books including MiNRSThe Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem, the Neil Flambé Capers and The Hockey Super Six. He’s also a broadcaster and a documentary producer. Kevin Sylvester has won awards all over Canada, including the Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Award. Visit him at www.kevinsylvesterbooks.com.

Need the book? Buy from one of our bookselling partners or your local independent bookstore:

Guelph: The Bookshelf is our Guelph bookselling partner for this event. Purchase online at bookshelf.ca or call 519-821-3311 x1 for curbside pickup, free local delivery or Canada-wide shipping.

Toronto: Another Story Bookshop is our Toronto bookselling partner for this event. Purchase online at anotherstory.ca or call 416-462-1104 for curbside pickup, local delivery or Canada-wide shipping.

Durham and York Regions:  Blue Heron Books is our bookselling partner.  Purchase online at blueheronbooks.com or call 905-852-4282 for curbside pickup, local delivery, or Canada-wide shipping.