Celebrated Canadian children’s author Dennis Lee returns to the Telling Tales Festival this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic book Alligator Pie. Lee will be joined by more than 20 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families.

“Dennis Lee helped us to launch the very first Telling Tales Festival and he proved to be one of our biggest fans,” says festival found Susan Jasper. “We are thrilled to welcome him back and play a part in celebrating this important milestone in Canadian children’s literature.”

This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, September 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Admission is free, and free parking and shuttle service are available at the Rockton Fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome to bring their children in strollers and are reminded to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas to join in the fun, rain or shine!

The full 2014 Telling Tales Festival line-up includes the following presenters:

Andrea Beck
Helaine Becker
Robert Blunsdon
Hélène Boudreau
Creative Theatre Company
Hamilton Children’s Choir
Heather Hartt-Sussman
Jude Johnson
Rukhsana Khan
Lynne Kittredge-Fox
Dennis Lee
Lesley Livingston
John Lukasik
Sylvia McNicoll
Evan Munday
Ruth Ohi
Gillian O’Reilly
Aimee Reid
Ken Setterington
Allan Stratton
Kevin Sylvester
Meg Tilly
TURKEY Rhubarb
Carol Leigh Wehking
Kari-Lynn Winters