Kenneth Oppel

Every Hidden Thing (Gr. 8+)

Kenneth Oppel

Every Hidden Thing (Gr. 8+)


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 Half Brother, winner of both the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Young Adult Book Award; This Dark Endeavour, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award; and Such Wicked Intent, finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Canada’s nominated author for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

_COVER-OPPEL-EveryHiddenThingEvery Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel (Gr. 8+)

Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones in this this new YA epic from prize-winning author Kenneth Oppel that combines the hunt for a dinosaur skeleton buried for millions of years, a mysterious legend, bitter rivalries and a forbidden romance. Every Hidden Thing is an historical YA novel about the forbidden love between the son and daughter of arch-rival fossil hunters who are racing against each other to uncover the first complete T. Rex skeleton.

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About Kenneth Oppel’s Appearance at Wordfest 2016

Kenneth Oppel is available for presentations around Every Hidden Thing in front of large groups, which includes an audio-visual presentation that combines short readings with a discussion of his sources of inspiration and the writing process. Kenneth Oppel conducted research in Alberta at the Tyrrell museum and Dinosaur provincial park. Topics covered include dinosaurs, fossil hunting and First Nations issues. Presentations are interactive and informative with link to social studies, ELA curriculum. Kenneth Oppel will also be featured in theatres during the Festival.

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Availability during Wordfest 2016

October 12, 2016, only

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All events with Kenneth Oppel

Literary Death Match – $20 Limited Seating

12 Oct 2016
9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Arts Commons – Big Secret Theatre, 205 8th Ave SE

Kenneth Oppel (Gr. 8 & up) – $8

12 Oct 2016
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Calgary Public Library (Main Branch) – John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macloed Trail SE