Children’s book to be launched at Telling Tales Festival
Twenty pages of watery wiggles and giggles await young readers in Lynne Kittredge-Fox’s newest children’s book, The Grand Abyss Princess.
Kittredge-Fox and three-time Juno award-winning musician Tom Wilson have once again teamed to bring a charming, imaginative tale to young audiences.
Based on a single painting created by Wilson, The Grand Abyss Princess tells the story of a beautiful girl who lives among sea creatures and sand castles, wears coral charms and rides wave roller-coasters.
Kittredge-Fox said she hopes children enjoy the fun of the underwater adventure, learn a little bit about the ocean depths and develop a respect for nature.
“I hope they learn the importance of keeping our oceans clean, and that it is important to respect and love where we live and do our best to live harmoniously with all creatures, big and small,” said Kittredge-Fox.
The Grand Abyss Princess is the third collaboration between the Dundas mom and the former Junkhouse frontman.
The pair has also worked together on The Folk Sinner, a 24-page photographic essay delivered through the eyes of the Hamilton-born musician, and The Mighty Moon King, a precursor to The Grand Abyss Princess.
“The success with The Mighty Moon King, not only in the stores on the shelves, but also throughout the schools, libraries, etc., kept me very motivated and excited about more in the series,” said Kittredge-Fox.
Kittredge-Fox has penned three other children’s books, Meatball Love and the Spaghetti Tree, written in collaboration with her daughter Mecca, and The Jungle Valley Jamboree, which shines a spotlight on the critters, creatures and crafty animals that inhabit the Dundas Valley.
The Grand Abyss Princess will be launched at The Telling Tales Festival, Sunday, Sept. 15 at Westfield Heritage Village. Kittredge-Fox will read in the native village, accompanied by a musical guest, crowns, wands and underwater magical fun. Copies of The Grand Abyss Princess will be available for purchase at the Telling Tales Festival, Chapters and Coles.
Next on Kittredge-Fox’s agenda are “all sorts of literacy and musical goodies.” She said she has four more kids’ books on the go, along with a children’s CD featuring artists from across Canada who have donated their time to celebrate literacy and music. Set to be released in the spring, proceeds will be used to fund the printing of the CD and books for word-wide donation.