gayleJust in time for Christmas, Carleton Place resident Natasha Peterson is excited to announce that she will be selling and signing copies of her Canada Book Award-winning book, Gayle the Goose Goes Global, at Mill Street Books in Almonte on November 19th from 1:30-3:00 pm.

This book is ideal for ages 3-8 and covers many themes including bullying, self-acceptance, and forgiveness, and that it’s ok to be different.

The rhyming text, beautiful illustrations, and strong characters will bring readers into Gayle’s story. Gayle is a regular Canada Goose, except for one thing. She is directionally challenged. When her frustrated flock flies away leaving Gayle behind at migration time, Gayle is forced to either sit back and wait for their return, or take matters into her own wings by migrating on her own. Gayle takes on the challenge of a lifetime, and migrates alone.

Natasha Peterson

While on her journey, Gayle visits many of Canadian greatest landmarks and learns that she can both survive and thrive on her own. When Gayle returns to share her adventures with the rest of her flock, the geese begin to wonder if her quirkiness may be just what the flock was missing. Perhaps a change from the ordinary routine would do them all a little good.

Check her website at or Facebook page, Natasha Peterson @Polar Bear Press, for updates.