Bookworm | The Fan brothers and Brigette Barrager

What:

Please join us for the Bookworm 2021 discussion between the Eric and Devin Fan and Brigette Barrager, moderated by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey!

When:

Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:30pm CDT

Where:

This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register.

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of these authors books from our bookshop -- if you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the authors for you to place in your book! It's our way of saying "thanks." Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come!

The panels will be uploaded to YouTube and will remain there for 2 weeks.  PLEASE NOTE:  Individuals are not allowed to record panels for future viewing.

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Panel Authors:

Terry, Eric and Devin Fan grew up in Toronto, where they continue to live and work. Since a young age, the three brothers have collaborated on creative projects, including artwork, picture book manuscripts and even screenwriting. Recipients of the prestigious Sendak Fellowship as well as Kate Greenaway Medal nominees and Governor General's Literary Award nominees, Terry and Eric are the author/illustrators of the critically acclaimed books The Night Gardener and Ocean Meet Sky, and the illustrators of the bestselling Chris Hadfield-penned picture book The Darkest Dark, Dashka Slater's The Antlered Ship and Beth Ferry's The Scarecrow. Devin Fan is an artist, poet and youth worker who has a passion for nature, adventures and kung fu. The Barnabus Project is his first children's book and marks the first time all three brothers have written and illustrated a picture book together.

Brigette Barrager graduated from CalArts with a BFA in character animation in 2007. She likes tea and books and general old lady-ish stuff, and hates when people's toes hang over the edges of their sandals. She is the bestselling illustrator of the Uni the Unicorn books, and the author illustrator of Vlad the Rad. Visit her at brigetteb.blogspot.com.

About the Moderators:

Jerome Pumphrey is an illustrator and a graphic designer at The Walt Disney Company. Originally from Houston, he now lives in Austin, Texas. 

Jarrett Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and the former CEO of a tech startup. Originally from Houston, he now lives in Austin, Texas.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Priority shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping is $35.

Event date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 1:30pm
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The Barnabus Project Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735263260
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020

In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.


Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your Birth Flower Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984830395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

A beautiful gift book that reveals the meaning of birth flowers for babies born each month of the year.

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.


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The Old Truck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.

When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.