Acorn Press Launches Kira’s Secret by Orysia Dawydiak

Kira's Secret

What would you do if you found out you were a mermaid?

Twelve-year-old Kira loves to swim. But her parents, who adopted her as a baby, have forbidden her to go near the sea where they live on the north Atlantic coast. Frustrated by their rules, Kira decides to rebel and jumps into the icy waters. She is shocked by what she learns about herself. With the help of her friend Cody, Kira begins the search for her original family. She soon discovers why her adoptive parents were afraid to let her go into the sea.

Orysia Dawydiak was the first child born to immigrant parents who settled in Northern Ontario. She grew up with a foot in both worlds, on a diet rich in Ukrainian traditions and stories. Her love of nature and animals led her to pursue a career in science. Recently retired from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, she now lives on a small farm on PEI’s north shore where she raises sheep and dogs. She writes books on livestock protection dogs, and has also written award-winning fiction for children and young adults. Acorn published her first book House of Bears.

Orysia Dawydiak will be launching Kira’s Secret at the Confederation Centre Library on November 16 at 2 pm. All are welcome!

For more information, contact Terrilee Bulger at 902-221-1061 or tbulger@eastlink.ca

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