The Free Library of Northampton Township and the Newtown Bookshop present Children's Authors
Emily Jenkins and Sarah Mlynowski on
Tuesday, September 26th at 5:00pm
at the Free Library of Northampton Township!
Emily Jenkins will be featuring "A Brave Red, Smart Frog" and Sarah Mlynowski will be featuring her new book "Whatever After : Abby in Wonderland". Emily and Sarah, along with Lauren Myracle are also the author of the popular "Upside Down Magic" series. Emily and Sarah will be featuring their Elementary School Age books at 5pm! All are Invited to this Free Event!
ABOUT "A Brave Red, Smart Frog" : Step into a wintry forest where seven iconic fairy tales unfold, retold with keen insight and touches of humor.
There once was a frozen forest so cold, you could feel it through the soles of your boots. It was a strange place where some kisses broke enchantments and others began them. Many said witches lived there -- some with cold hearts, others with hot ovens and ugly appetites -- and also dwarves in tiny houses made of stones. In this icy wood, a stepmother might eat a girl's heart to restore her own beauty, while a woodcutter might become stupid with grief at the death of his donkey. Here a princess with too many dresses grows spiteful out of loneliness, while a mistreated girl who is kind to a crone finds pearls dropping from her mouth whenever she speaks. With empathy and an ear for emotion, Emily Jenkins retells seven fairy tales in contemporary language that reveals both the pathos and humor of some of our most beloved stories. Charming illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason add whimsical details that enhance every new reading.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Emily Jenkins has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including the picture book Toys Meet Snow, a New York Times Notable Book and a Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year, and the popular, award-winning chapter books that feature the same beloved characters, Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She is also the author of A Fine Dessert, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; and Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Visit the author at emilyjenkins.com.
ABOUT "Whatever After: Abby in Wonderland": Whatever After is a New York Times bestselling series that follows the adventures of siblings Abby and Jonah, whose magic mirror leads them into different fairy tales, from Snow White to Rapunzel to the Little Mermaid. In each fairy tale, Abby and Jonah accidentally mess up the story — and hilarity and hijinks ensue!
In ABBY IN WONDERLAND, Abby is spending the day with her best friends, Frankie and Robin, and — UGH — snobby Penny. She’s not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny’s house . . . and they all wind up in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! She’s visited fairy tales before, but in Wonderland, everything is topsy-turvy. There are potions that make you grow, cakes that make you shrink, bossy caterpillars, and a horrible Queen of Hearts who wants to put all the kids on trial.
Now they have to solve a riddle from the Cheshire Cat, attend a wacky tea party with the Mad Hatter, become BFFs with Alice, and find Frankie (who’s gone missing)…or they’ll be stuck in Wonderland for good!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, Gimme a Call, and a bunch of other books for tweens and teens, including the Upside-Down Magic series, which she is cowriting with Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairytale-loving daughters. Visit Sarah online at sarahm.com and find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @sarahmlynowski.
Step into a wintry forest where seven iconic fairy tales unfold, retold with keen insight and touches of humor.
Down the rabbit hole . . .
I'm spending the day with my best friends, Frankie and Robin, and -- UGH -- snobby Penny. I'm not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house . . . and we all wind up in the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
It's never easy when your magic goes wonky.
For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time -- a dritten.
For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure.