Kalpna Patel, the craft wizard who brought us the playground at AGO All Hours AND City of Craft, has just illustrated a new picture book!

In Alis the Aviator: An ABC Aviation Adventure, come along on an aviation journey with Alis as she takes you through an ABC of planes, all featuring stunning cut-paper art. Named for Dr. Alis Kennedy, likely one of the first Indigenous women to obtain a commercial pilot licence in Canada, Alis will take you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin and everything in between. Meticulously researched and uniquely crafted, this is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight aviation fans big and little.

And next Thursday, July 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., celebrate the release of the book with a special launch party at Type Books in the Junction (2887 Dundas St). Readers of all ages are welcome and light refreshments will be provided.