Thomas Wharton – an update on a new children’s book

Thomas Wharton was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in August 2014, and is back now to tell us of a new illustrated book for children he has just published!


Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose
written by Thomas Wharton
illustrated by Amanda Schutz
Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-9948434-2-5, 32 Pages
Contact Information: info (at)

Robin had no idea that a trip to Rutherford House with her grandma would lead to an adventure with a time-travelling moose! Come with Robin and Rutherford as they journey through Edmonton’s history, from the ice age to the present day, and discover how our city has changed through time. This 32-page adventure visits such sites as Rutherford House, the Alberta Legislature, Strathcona Library, Princess Theatre, the High Level Bridge and Garneau Theatre.

Available to purchase from:
Rutherford House – The Lilac Tree Gift Shop
11153 Saskatchewan Drive

Audrey’s Books
10702 Jasper Avenue

Tix on the Square
9930-102 Avenue NW

Carbon Environmental Boutique
12543-102 Avenue NW

Thomas Wharton

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? A novel called Every Blade of Grass. I like to call it an eco-romance, since there’s romance in it as well as environmental thoughts.

Quick description: James Wheeler and Martha Geddes meet at an environmental conference in Iceland and discover a mutual love for strange and wondrous facts about nature. For years they share their discoveries by letter, never meeting but drawing closer through words. When tragedy strikes, words at a distant may not be enough to help a friend back from the darkness.


Brief biography:
Thomas Wharton is the author of the award-winning novels Icefields, Salamander, and the YA fantasy trilogy The Perilous Realm. His short fiction collection The Logogryph was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize. He lives in Edmonton and teaches writing at the University of Alberta. His forthcoming novel, Every Blade of Grass, is an eco-romance told in letters.

Links to buy Thomas’s book:
Amazon Worldwide
Print copies available at Audreys Books in Edmonton
and from the author direct

Thomas’s promo links:
Twitter & Twitter

What are you working on now?
Editing some of my fantasical and magic realist short stories, in preparation for putting together a new collection.

Thomas’s reading recommendation:
Stories for the Nighttime, and Some for the Day, by Ben Loory