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Beloved author/illustrator Kevin Henkes presents Penny and Her Sled

Event date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Welcome Kevin Henkes to Once Upon A Time!

Penny and Her Sled book cover

Once Upon A Time will welcome beloved, Newberry-Honor and Caldecott Medal author/illustrator Kevin Henkes who brought you the classic titles Chrysanthemum, Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Wemberly Worried, Kitten's First Full Moon, Year of Billy Miller, Penny and Her Marble, and many more! He will introduce us to his newest book Penny and Her Sled at this not to be missed event! Kevin will talk about his books, maybe draw a little for us, and then be available to sign books.  

 

Special Signing Line Requirements:

***Kevin is happy to sign newly purchased backlist titles from Once Upon A Time and 1 book from home *WITH* the purchase of PENNY AND HER SLED from Once Upon A Time.***

If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below. 

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About the Book: Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together.

When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can't wait to use it. But there's one big problem--there's no snow!

Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear. She puts on her scarf and hat. She sleeps with her mittens. Maybe if she's ready, the snow will finally come. But day after day, the snow does not arrive. Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things--it's too wonderful not to!

With a little imagination, the sled becomes a bridge for her glass animals to cross. It becomes a bed for her doll, Rose. It becomes a magic carpet that takes Penny and Rose on adventures all around the world.

And as Penny waits for a snowfall that may never appear, she learns all about the power of patience, imagination, play . . . and spring! Told in five short chapters, and with an emphasis on family and patience, Penny and Her Sled is the perfect choice for emerging readers and for family sharing.

Kevin Henkes author photo

About the Author: Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

 Please make note of the special signing line requirements for this event.

NO MORE ONLINE ORDERS! MUST CALL OR ATTEND

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