Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris

What: Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris will discuss their new picture book A Polar Bear in the Snow with Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, creators of The Old Truck. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:00pm

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 A Polar Bear in the Snow from our bookshop. If you do, we'll include a bookplate signed by the creators 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! 

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 Authors:

Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, both also illustrated by Jon Klassen; and President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who began his career by doing record and poster art for his band, the Matches, in 2003. Since then he has created art for musicians such as Adele, Snoop Dogg, and 311. His first picture book, Her Right Foot, was written by Dave Eggers. Shawn Harris lives in Morongo Valley, California.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." 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 will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:00pm
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A Polar Bear in the Snow Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.


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The Old Truck Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 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.