Cary Fagan


Tundra author CARY FAGAN has written award-winning books for both adults and children. Fagan has won the City of Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. His picture books are Gogol’s Coat, The Market Wedding, Ten Old Men and a Mouse and My New Shirt. His novels for children include Daughter of the Great Zandini, The Fortress of Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor Book), and Directed by Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch nominee). Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.


Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in the form of Livingston Flott (Fly), the slightly weird and wordy boy from next door. Before she knows it, Wolfie is motoring through deep water with Fly as her second in command in a submarine made from a cardboard box.

Out on a solo swim to retrieve a baseball vital to the mission, Wolfie is finally by herself again, but for the first time, she finds it a little lonely. Maybe there is something to this friend thing…

A classic story of imagination, friendship, adventure and speeding through the ocean in a cardboard box. For fans of Ivy & Bean, Judy Moody or Nate the Great.

Ages: 7 – 10
Grade: 2 – 5


Boo’s favorite chair is little and blue. He sits in it, reads in it and makes a tent around it…until the day he grows too big for it. His mother puts the little blue chair out on the lawn where a truck driver picks it up to sell to a lady in a junk store, who eventually sells it as a plant stand. In the following years, the little blue chair is used in many other ways – in a contest, on an elephant ride, on a Ferris wheel – until one day balloons fly it away to a garden of daffodils, where a familiar face finds it.

A sweet, whimsical tale that chronicles the journey of a chair as it changes hands and uses. This book is perfect for fans of The Good Little Book, Something for Nothing and Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House.

Ages: 3 – 7
Grades: K – 2


We are offering pre-booking this spring in advance of the fall Festival!

Complete the form at the link below to let us know your initial interests in booking authors to appear in Calgary schools from October 10 to 15, 2017.

Pre-Registration Form

News and reviews

Learn more about Cary Faggan
Little Blue Chair review