Springett to visit Courtenay library

Martin Springett will visit the Courtenay Library on May 8 at 11 a.m.

Martin Springett will visit the Courtenay Library on May 8 at 11 a.m.

Springett is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in Ontario, but has recently published a true story set right here on Vancouver Island! Come hear all about Kate & Pippin, the true story of a great Dane who adopted an orphaned Comox Valley fawn.

As an added bonus, Martin will share Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tale with you, a book which features 13 imaginary book titles and covers — you’ll get to write the endings!

Springett was born in England. He studied art at the Brassey School of Art in Hastings, Sussex.

He emigrated to the West Coast of Canada in 1965, but returned to the U.K. in 1973 to pursue music in various bands. He spent time in Germany, and toured through Europe.

In 1984 Martin was commissioned to illustrate the cover of The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay. This and the subsequent volumes of the Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy were published around the world along with Martin’s covers. In 1990, he illustrated his first children’s book.

Springett is author/Illustrator of: Kate & Pippin (Penguin Canada, 2011); Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tail (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2011); Jousting with Jesters (Orca Book Publishers, 2006). Marin has illustrated many other books and is an award-winning illustrator.

The library wishes to thank the Canada Council for its generous funding of this free event.

For more information, call Mary Donlan at Courtenay Library at 250-334-3369.

— Courtenay Library