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MONTREAL, JUNE 13, 2013 – Mélanie Watt, a well-known Quebec author of renowned children’s books such as the Scaredy Squirrel and the Chester the Cat series’, will be visiting Westmount Park Elementary School (15 Park Place) and reading to students on Friday, June 14  ( 10 a.m).

Watt will present to all Cycle I students at the school and then visit a Grade 1 classroom for a special activity. Additionally, all Cycle 1 students at Westmount Park will receive a signed copy of one of her books.

Mélanie Watt’s visit has been organized through a new partnership between First Book Canada, an organization that promotes reading by providing books at little or no cost to inner-city school students, and the Pedagogical Service Department of the EMSB.

Several EMSB schools have already benefited from the generosity of First Book and their sponsors. The administrators, teachers and students are very grateful and excited to have received these books and look forward to continuing their relationship with First Book Canada.

For more info on Mélanie Watt and her books, you can visit her website at


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213