Local author David Baron will be reading from his book 'The Adventures of Bob and Red' this Saturday

Booksmyth presents a children’s reading by Ymir author David Barron

David Barron will read from 'The Adventures of Bob and Red' at The Booksmyth Underground on Saturday December 21 from 1 to 3 p.m

Booksmyth will host celebrated children’s author David Barron reading from his book The Adventures of Bob and Red this Saturday, December 21.

Barron grew up near Emo, a small border town in western Ontario. Having an illustrator for a father, art has always been a big part of his life. Home-schooled until Grade 6, Baron’s creative writing skills were strongly encouraged. He began writing and illustrating short stories at an early age.

In 1997, Barron wrote and illustrated his first book for the international “Written and Illustrated By” awards contest for students. Out of 7,500 entries, he came in third. However in 1998, Baron took first place in the six- to nine-year-old age category with The Adventures of Bob and Red, an entertaining and captivating tale of two trucks that have an amazing series of adventures. In Bob and Red, Barron has created characters that touch your heart and playful captivating illustrations.

Each of the 29 watercolour illustrations for the book was created by Barron as well. His illustration has since been featured in Canadian and international publications, including National Geographic World, while he regularly receives commissions for commercial artwork.

Barron, who now resides in Ymir, continues to draw and write and currently has new works in progress.

Barron will read from The Adventures of Bob and Red at The Booksmyth Underground (338 Baker Street) on Saturday December 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents are invited to join their children in listening to this wonderful story read by its author. Barron will also have books available for sale and signing.

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