Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome author Katey Howes on Saturday, November 25th from 1-3pm! Katey will be doing crafts with the children while featuring her new children's picture book, "Grandmother Thorn"! Katey's next book "Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe" will be out in January. Come and meet Katey while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! All are Invited!!
ABOUT THE BOOK: Grandmother Thorn treasures her garden, where not a leaf, twig or pebble is allowed out of place. But when a persistent plant sprouts without her permission, Grandmother begins to unravel. A dear friend, the passage of seasons, and a gift only nature can offer help Grandmother Thorn discover that some things are beyond our control, and that sweetness can blossom in unexpected places.
“This well-crafted tale offers a gentle lesson of stewardship and living in peace with nature.” – School Library Journal
“Lovely.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A visually arresting reminder that compromise has its benefits.” –Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katey Howes is children's author, literacy advocate, proud geek,and fun mom. A former physical therapist, Katey now divides her time between writing and raising three ravenous readers. She is a team member at AlltheWonders.com, where she helps readers go beyond the book in wondrous new ways. Katey works from her Bucks County home, where there is a small office, a large castle, and a medium-sized trebuchet.
2017 Cybils Award, Best Fiction Picture Book, Children's and Young Adult
"Howe's text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti's illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle's bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in--it's a winning combo. --School Library Journal