Story Time and Book Signing with Vincent X Kirsch

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Friendship and Letting Go

How I Learned To Fall Out of Trees book cover

A Special Independent Bookstore Day Event!

Welcome back author and illustrator Vincent X. Kirsch for a special story time and book signing for his new book, How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees! Vincent will be doing a toy theater/diorama for his visit, answer questions, and then sign books. 

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: Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends. They've spent many springtimes collecting birds' nests, autumns jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and winters building snowmen. When the time comes for Adelia to move away, the two friends must say good-bye. But Adelia has one parting gift for Roger: She will teach him, once and for all, how to climb a tree. Lyrical and colorful, the narrative flips between Adelia's instructions ("hold on tight," "move up when you're ready") and her packing list (things they loved to play with, things they were supposed to throw away). By the time the moving van pulls up, Roger is ready to start his climb. But now, he's afraid of "letting go." In a sweet reveal, we learn that Adelia has left behind a soft landing, making sure that--for Roger-- falling is the easiest part. 

Vincent X Kirsch author photo

About the Author: Vincent X. Kirsch is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including Natalie & Naughtily, as well as the illustrator of other titles, including Noah Webster and His Words. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. 

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