George Shannon

Author of Tomorrow's Alphabet (Mulberry Books)

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George Shannon has 2 upcoming events.

Jennifer K. Mann, Two Speckled Eggs
Secret Garden Books, Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Local illustrator Jennifer K. Mann has had a book published before, so this isn't, strictly speaking, a debut. (She illustrated our own George Shannon's Turkey Tot last year, see below).

But this is her first book she wrote herself, as well as illustrated, so we're counting this an especially festive big deal!

And it's such a sweet book! We knew the illustrations would be lovely, and they are quirky and wonderful. But the story is so good, too! It involves eggs that no chicken laid, sure, but it mostly seeks to include anyone who's ever felt excluded.

This is going to be a super-fun launch party. You should join us!

In the meantime, here's the author's website, Jen's Red Wagon.

Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Two Speckled Eggs, with Jennifer Mann
Eagle Harbor Book Company, Sunday, April 27 at 3pm
Great news! Bainbridge Island illustrator Jennifer K. Mann is also an author -- and we are helping to celebrate the launch of her first children's picture book! And it is an Indie Next kids pic this spring. Come join us! You might find some delicious malted bird's eggs!

A birthday party sets the scene in this sweet and relatable story for anyone who's ever been the odd girl out. It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger's party doesn't go quite the way she'd hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake -- except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present -- a tiny homemade nest with two delicious malted-milk eggs -- Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?

"Two opposites may not be as opposite as they imagined in Mann's look at grade school cliques and oddballs....Readers may not look at their classmates the same again." Kirkus Reviews


Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to children's books full time. Two Speckled Eggs is the first book that she has written and illustrated. She illustrated BI author George Shannon's Turkey Tot. Mann lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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