Bob Barton


After a career in teaching and with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Bob Barton became a professional storyteller. He is a founding member of the Storytellers School of Toronto and has been a feature storyteller at festivals across North America, England and Australia. He has won several awards for his efforts in promoting literacy and was the first recipient of The National Symposium on Arts Education Award for innovation and advocacy in Arts Education in Canada.

More information on Bob Barton can be found on his website: bobbartonstoryteller.com

Honours
Award of Excellence in Continuing Education,
OISE, University of Toronto, 2007First recipient of The National Symposium on Arts Education Award for innovation and advocacy in Arts Education in Canada, 2000
Trouble on the Voyage An eleven-year-old ship’s boy recounts the fight for survival during an Arctic expedition in 1631 when the ship must over winter trapped in ice.
(Napoleon and Company, 2010)

The Bear Says North (Groundwood Books, 2003) Nominated for Silver Birch Award – Non-fiction
Ontario Library Association, 2004-2005