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Remind Me

An Evening with Kenneth Oppel

Thursday Sep 29 2016 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Speaking & Signing Every Hidden Thing (HarperCollins Canada). Co-presented by The Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.

Somewhere in the Badlands lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. To seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt, it’s the “rex,” the king dinosaur that could put him and his archaeologist father in the history books. For Rachel Cartland this find could be her ticket to a different life, one where her loves of science and adventure aren’t just relegated to books and sitting rooms.

As their paths cross and the rivalry between their fathers becomes more intense, Samuel and Rachel are pushed closer together. Can they join forces to find their quarry, and with it a new life together, or will old enmities and prejudices keep them from both the rex and each other?

Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General’s Award–winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing Saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. His most recent novels are The Boundless and The Nest. Twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. Visit him online.

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Every Hidden Thing

- Young adult hardcover

by Kenneth Oppel - $19.99 - Add to Cart

Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in centuries-buried rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. Some legends call it the Black Beauty, with its bones as black as ebony, but to seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt, it’s the “rex,” the king dinosaur that could put him and his struggling, temperamental archaeologist father in the history books. But Samuel and his father aren’t the only ones after the rex. For Rachel Cartland this find could be her ticket to a different life, one where her loves of science and adventure aren’t just relegated to books and sitting rooms. And if she can’t prove herself on this expedition with her professor father, the only adventures she may have to look forward to are marriage or spinsterhood. As their paths cross and the rivalry between their fathers becomes more intense, Samuel and Rachel are pushed closer together. Their flourishing romance is one that will never be allowed. And with both eyeing the same prize, it’s a romance that seems destined for failure. As their attraction deepens, danger looms on the other side of the hills, causing everyone’s secrets to come to light and forcing Samuel and Rachel to make a decision. Can they join forces to find their quarry, and with it a new life together, or will old enmities and prejudices keep them from both the rex and each other?