13-16 June 2024

18 Jun 2023
Heritage Centre

How to Build a Boat with Elaine Feeney

Jamie loves the colour red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of many objects, books with dust jackets, cats, rivers and Edgar Allan Poe. There are two things he wants in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother, who died when he was born. At his new school, where all else is disorientating and overwhelming, he finds two people who might just be able to help him. How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy transforms the lives of his teachers, and brings together a community.