Musings From The Tall Grass Prairie With Author/Illustrator David Small And Author/Gardener Sarah Stewart

This event was held on November 17, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Author/illustrator David Small and his wife, author/gardener Sarah Stewart, will share their thoughts on the importance of art and reading for young people and the impact of the picture book in children's literature. Mr. Small will also present illustrations from his latest children's book project. A booksigning will also occur at this event and books will also be on sale.

David Small has illustrated more than 40 picture books. His books have been translated into several languages, made into animated films and musicals, and have won many top awards. 'Stitches,' David's 2009 graphic memoir about his problematic youth, was nominated for a National Book Award. A published poet and lifelong diarist, Sarah is the author of five acclaimed children's books -- 'The Money Tree,' 'The Library,' 'The Gardener,' 'The Journey,' and 'The Friend.'

This event is held in conjunction with the October- November exhibit at the Library: Children's Books By Famous Folks from the Children's Literature Collection in the University of Michigan Special Collections Library.

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