WordPlay

1pm – 3pm July 3rd 2019

The children’s literary festival will be hosted by Mabel Murple’s Dreamery and Book Shoppe, on Allen Road in River John, NS.

SUGGEST wear sensible shoes, bring lawn chair or blankets to sit on — water, sunscreen, bug spray.

THE STAR HALIFAX

RIVER JOHN, N.S.—Down a sunny dirt road, deep in rural Nova Scotia, is a magical place.

At first glance, Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery is a “barn full of books and a pasture full of poop,” Sheree Fitch, author, storyteller and bookstore owner, says with a laugh.

But beyond printed words and colourful books, reading nooks and grassy fields, animals and big oak trees, there’s a land of make-believe where every sentence can start with “What if” and imaginations can soar.

Global News

Canadian author Sheree Fitch has fulfilled her long-time dream by creating this imaginative space for people to read to each other. Shelley Steeves takes you on a tour of “Mable Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery” in River John, N.S.