Marla Frazee signing It Takes a Village
Come meet the talented
She will be signing her new picture book, It Takes a Village, written by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Other titles by and/or illustrated by Marla will be available for purchase.
Inspired by the themes of her classic bestseller It Takes a Village, Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Clinton's first picture book, illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honoree Frazee, tells a heartwarming and universal story of how a community coming together can make a difference.
Event consists of a short presentation by Marla with a Q&A followed by a book signing. Marla Frazee fans are welcome to bring their copies of her books from home. However, you can only get this live and in-person experience from Once Upon A Time and so we ask that you support Marla's visit by purchasing a book from the store. Thank you.
BEST GIFT IDEA! If you are not able to make it to the event but would like a book signed please, order below at least 24 hours before the event and put in the order comments if you would like Marla to personalize with a name. You can also call at (818) 248-9668.
About the illustrator: Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.
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This book is SO amazing! A beautifully written scientific and personal memoir that is informative, touching, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jahren’s descriptions of her life and scientific research into the intricacies of the plant world are as poetic and poignant as it gets. The story weaves through her early upbringing in Minnesota, her education, starting her lab with her lovable and eccentric lab partner Bill. It then follows her finding love, motherhood, and her ground-breaking geobiology research. Reading this is like taking a walk through the forest with a friend. Every word is filled with authenticity and a fervent passion for science and this book makes me proud to be studying to become a scientist. It’s a must read for those interested in the natural world or any human who has ever had feelings. - Linnea