Commander Gander loves his job with the town of Gander. He gets to help out with holidays and community events—especially with children! When dozens of planes arrive unexpectedly in his town with thousands of passengers, the Commander goes the extra mile to help out. He does everything he can to comfort and entertain hundreds of kids. Now, as a reward for his hard work, Commander Gander travels to New York City to see a very special musical called Come From Away. It turns out to be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience—one that leaves our hero even more grateful that he gets to work with and care for children every day!
About the author
Dawn Baker has been a visual artist and children’s writer since 1992. A graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Education and a certificate in library studies, she served on the board of directors of The Rooms from 2006 until 2019. In 2015, Dawn served as a juror for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and toured Ontario as part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. East Coast Counting is the twelfth book that she has published with Flanker Press.