Book Launch for Dolly! illustrated by Ellen Surrey

Dream Big with Ellen Surrey! Dolly! book launch on Saturday, June 11th at 2 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

Dream big with Dolly Parton!

Dolly! The Story of Dolly Parton and Her Big Dream book cover

Come with a big heart and bright smile for the launch of Dolly! illustrated by Ellen Surrey. Join Ellen as she shines a spotlight on Dolly Parton's power to dream in her bold and bright new picture book biography about the iconic country singer! A great gift for graduation and fans young and old. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

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About Dolly!A rhythmically told and vibrantly illustrated picture book biography of Dolly Parton: an American icon beloved by all.

You've likely heard of the performer Dolly Parton. But do you know where this dazzling songwriter and musician draws her roots? As one of twelve children growing up in rural Tennessee, Dolly was determined to be seen and heard. From her front porch to her church choir, every stage was an opportunity to perform and share her many talents. While balancing farm chores with schoolwork, Dolly never lost sight of her dreams, composing her first song at age five and performing at the Grand Ole Opry at age thirteen. 

With lilting language and vibrant artwork, this childhood story captures the unique gifts of Dolly Parton, while also honoring the measures of her success: resilience, confidence, family, and kindness.

Ellen Surrey author photo provided by publisher

About the author: Ellen Surrey makes her colorful illustrations in sunny Los Angeles. Blending her love of mid-century design and vintage children's books, Ellen enjoys finding beauty in the past and sharing it with a contemporary audience. Her work has appeared in such publications as New York TimesThe New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times. She makes her debut with Dolly! You can view more of Ellen's work by visiting


Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
SKU: 9780316324526a
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