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Jan Brett and The Mermaid National Bus Tour

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:21am

The Newtown Bookshop is very excited to welcome New York Times #1 Best Selling Author-Artist, Jan Brett to the McKenna Center at Grey Nun Academy on November 26th at 10am!  

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Doors Open 9:30 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. Jan Brett will do a 20 minute drawing illustration and presentation. A book signing will immediately follow.  There will be activites for children and The Mermaid Bus will be parked outside the auditorium. 

Everyone except those 3 years old and under is required to have their own ticket.  All $22.00 tickets include "The Mermaid" book and a place in signing line.  $4.00 tickets do not include book or place in signing line unless you are with a family member who has purchased a $22.00 ticket.   $4.00 ticket holders who purchase a book at the event will be included with last signing group. 

Only books purchased through the Newtown Bookshop for this event will be signed.  Jan will do her very best to sign all of the books that time permits.  The number of books that Jan can sign per family depends on how many people come to the signing.  If time does not permit Jan to sign every book, we will have special signed bookplates featuring Jan’s artwork for you to take home.

Tickets holders in the A, B, and C group will receive a signed poster by Jan.

ABOUT THE BOOK

THE MERMAID (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) is a striking, underwater version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as only Brett could create starring a mermaid and three octopuses. Brett is famous for taking extensive research trips to all corners of the globe for her books and including special cultural flourishes in her highly detailed art. THE MERMAID took her to the reefs off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, and she describes her experience much like Alice going down the rabbit hole to find another world.  Later, during a “tentacles-on” experience at the New England Aquarium’s Giant Pacific Octopus Exhibit, Brett was astounded by their intelligence and curiosity for human interaction. Brett’s love of nature and strong support of conservation is strongly reflected in her work. 
           
In THE MERMAID, when Kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house made of seashells and coral and she is so curious that she goes inside. But when the Octopus family returns home, they are not happy to find someone has been eating their food and breaking their things. Luckily, shock turns to happiness when Kiniro gives the baby octopus a thoughtful gift before escaping from the twenty-four arms coming her way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of over 35 books for children which have sold over 40 million copies combined. Her books have been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook, and others.

 

Praise for THE MERMAID: ★“…Dazzling…Brett’s brightly colored, highly detailed art shines in this aquatic setting… Brett’s fans will rejoice, and she’ll make new ones too.”                                                             —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
McKenna Center
1750 Quarry Hill Road
YArdley, PA 18967
The Mermaid Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399170720
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

A striking under-the-sea version of Goldilocks with bonus storytelling in the borders, as only Jan Brett could create.

When Kiniro, a young mermaid, comes upon a gorgeous house made of seashells and coral, she is so curious that she goes inside. She's thrilled to find a just-right breakfast, pretty little chair, and, best of all, a comfy bed that rocks in the current.


The Animals' Santa Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 21st, 2014

When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals' Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he's a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him.


Gingerbread Friends Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524739423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Jan Brett's popular winter tale--now in board book

Confident and excited to make new friends, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares and doesn't say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.


Jan Brett's Animal Treasury Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781524738020
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Four of Jan Brett's very best animal stories, together in one treasury.


Gingerbread Christmas Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator), Jan Brett
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399170713
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2016

Jan Brett's beloved character the Gingerbread Baby returns in a fun-filled Christmas caper


Home for Christmas Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399256530
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2011

A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."


The Night Before Christmas [With DVD] Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator), Jim Dale (Read by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399256707
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G. P. Putnam's Sons - November 1st, 2011

Experience this Jan Brett visual masterpiece like never before

One of Jan Brett's all-time bestselling Christmas classics comes to life with this deluxe package that includes a DVD featuring Brett's gorgeous, digitally rendered artwork paired with original music performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra, and text read by award-winning narrator Jim Dale.


The Mitten Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252969
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

A bestselling modern classic that has been a family favorite for over 25 years.

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.


The Three Snow Bears Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399247927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - September 13th, 2007

Aloo-ki glances up from fishing and sees her sled dogs floating off on an ice floe. She races after them and comes upon an igloo. Being a curious girl, she goes inside only to find no one home. That's because the polar bear family who lives there is out walking while their breakfast cools off. Aloo-ki eats some soup, tries on their boots, and finally crawls into the smallest bed for a nap.


Mossy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

Who will help Mossy return home to Lilypad Pond?

Mossy, an amazing turtle with a gorgeous garden growing on her shell, loses her freedom when Dr. Carolina, a biologist, takes her to live in her Edwardian museum. Visitors flock to see Mossy, but it is Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory, who notices how sad Mossy is living in a viewing pavilion. She misses the outdoors and her friend, Scoot.


Hedgie Blasts Off! Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399246210
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - September 7th, 2006

More than anything Hedgie wants to be an astronaut and travel into space.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399220333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1992

Jan Brett's richly illustrated take on a classic tale--it's just right


The Hat: Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399234613
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 1999

A Publishers Weekly #1 bestseller, Jan Brett's heartwarming story of Hedgie the hedgehog's misadventures in the snow has become a family favorite.


The Three Snow Bears Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399260094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2012

Jan Brett's #1 New York Times bestseller, now in board book format

Jan Brett's board book audience will love this brief version of a favorite tale in which Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl, meets a polar bear family.


Beauty and the Beast Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257315
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G. P. Putnam's Sons - December 8th, 2011

Originally published in 1989, this luminous reissue of an all-time favorite fairy tale will attract an even wider audience with its romantic new jacket and a shortened text.


Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - November 5th, 2013

Jan Brett sets her Cinderella story in a snowy Russian winter where one magical night, Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even her bossy sisters don't recognize her.


Gingerbread Baby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399234446
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - October 4th, 1999

Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.

It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat.


The Umbrella Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399255403
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - February 17th, 2011

Jan Brett's New York Times bestselling picture book The Umbrella has all the rollicking fun of the woodland animals that crowd into a mitten in the snow in The Mitten.


The Twelve Days of Christmas Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399243295
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 16th, 2004

Jan Brett's The Twelve Days of Christmas has long been a holiday favorite. Now this classic picture book has been redesigned for maximum legibility as a charming board book, perfect for sharing the wonder and magic of Christmas with Jan Brett's youngest fans.