Saturday, June 21, 2008

June Children's Event Overviews

Hello all!

We've had some wonderful children's events the past two weekends so I thought I would take a second to tell you about them.

On Saturday, June 14th, we hosted Jeanne Birdsall, talking about her latest book The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (sequel to her 2005 National Book Award Winner The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy) to a very interested mixed-age crowd. They listened with rapt attention as she described her writing process, revealed that there will be 3 more Penderwicks books yet to come, and answered audience questions. We were so thrilled to have her in the store, and I speak on a personal note that I believe echoes the thoughts of many a Penderwicks fan when I say, I can hardly wait the 3 more years for the next Penderwicks book to be released.

Penderwicks on Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall
Hardcover: 9780375840906, $15.99

Today, on Saturday, June 21st, the Odyssey played host to another local favorite, Barry Moser. He read from an old favorite, Earthquack! (what a tongue twister!), as well as from his newest book, Hogwood Steps Out. Telling fun stories and answering audience questions, Mr. Moser was a charming and fun featured guest.

Earthquack!, by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Barry Moser
Paperback: 9781416902607, $6.99

Hogwood Steps Out, by Howard Mansfield, illustrated by Barry Moser
Hardcover: 9781596432697, $16.95

If you were unable to come by for either of these events, feel free to stop by the store and pick up your autographed copy today!

Don't forget to check out our summer Saturday Children's Events, beginning the weekend after the 4th of July. Grab a flier at any of the store counters.

For Children's Department questions or book reservations, call Rebecca at the Odyssey at 413.534.7307

Happy reading!


1 comment:

Beth Kanell said...

What a terrific event you and Barry Moser provided! It was great to hear his stories of how he creates his illustrations (I loved the part about the confusion of dogs -- the one that an author had pictured, and the one that Mr. Moser used: his own!). Hogwood Steps Out is a nifty tale for kids and their parents, and wow! wasn't it fun when the teachers at the reading kept giggling at the story Earthquack? I can hardly wait to read that one out loud to one of the kids in my life! Thanks, Rebecca and all. Beth Kanell