Children’s book author/illustrator visits Ladysmith Library Friday

Author and illustrator Maryann Kovalski will be reading and sharing insight this Friday at the Ladysmith Library.

Maryann Kovalski, author and illustrator of more than two dozen children’s books, will visit the Ladysmith Library this Friday (May 3).

Stephen Warren, the library’s manager, said Kovalski will read to visitors before providing them with insight into how she illustrates her books.

The event is geared towards primary-school-aged children, Warren said, and will be attended by Grade 1 students from Aspengrove School in Nanaimo.

Kovalski has collaborated with Booker-winning author Margaret Atwood as an illustrator to produce Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut and with popular children’s author Dennis Lee on Garbage Delight: Another Helping. Other books written and illustrated by Kovalski include Omar On Ice and Queen Nadine.

Kovalski’s presentation and reading session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The event is a tie-in to Nanaimo’s 27th annual BookFest, a press release states.