Happy book birthday to LEGENDS OF FUNLAND by Melanie Florence, out today from Orca Book Publishers!

Buddy wants to prove to his big brother that he is not a scared little kid anymore.

For as long as Buddy can remember, there has been a rumour that the local theme park is haunted. After a fight with his brother, he convinces his friends that they should sneak into the park and spend the night. That way, everyone will know how brave they are. But can Buddy and his friends avoid the guards and the cameras and whatever is haunting the theme park? Or is the whole thing just an urban legend after all?

Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She is the author of Missing Nimâmâ, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award; Stolen Words, which won the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award; and the bestselling Orca Soundings titles He Who Dreams and Dreaming in Color. Melanie is represented by Amy Tompkins.