Local author Tina Petrova is an award winning filmmaker, motivational speaker and activist who has spoken at the United Nations and for TED X YOUTH.
Krista-link-a-la and the Size 13 Shoes is her first kid's book.
Eight year old Krista-link-a- la immigrates from Eastern Europe to Canada with her parents. Attempting to fit in to her new world, she writes a play for the neighborhood children to star in. Her play? A charming witty homage to the classic Cinderella tale, with one important change. To accomodate her generously sized 9 feet, she switches out the delicate glass slipper for her oldest brothers size 13 red running shoes. The result? Fun for the whole family...
Ideal audience for this story is boys and girls aged 6-10. Adults will also enjoy.
This book teaches acceptance of who we are. Kristalinkala found a way to celebrate the uniqueness of her big feet, by making them the star in her play.
Tina Petrova believes acceptance and celebration of our differences, is key to self esteem and pride in ones self.
Book reading, Q and A, Pictures with Author, and Book signing.