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Chris Van Allsburg has 2 upcoming events.

Square Books, Thursday, November 13 at 4pm

From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster's struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn't much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he'll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg's expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster's-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.

*Chris Van Allsburg will also join us on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 p.m.

Location: Street: 160 Courthouse Sq City: Oxford, Province: Mississippi Postal Code: 38655-3914 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Free Library of Philadelphia - Chris Van Allsburg - The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Saturday, November 8 at 1pm
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Chris Van Allsburg Writer and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg’s more than 20 children’s books are celebrated for their “beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration” (New York Times). Two of his best known works, Jumanji and The Polar Express, won Caldecott Medals and were adapted into popular films. Van Allsburg’s first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, was a Caldecott runner-up. Often full of chaos, danger, and fantastical irony, his other works include Zathura, The Sweetest Fig, and Queen of the Falls. In The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie, a pet store hamster longs for a life of freedom, fresh air, and frolicking with squirrels Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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