Rakestraw Books "The Bookstore in Danville" is delighted to present a very special Sunday morning event with beloved author--illustrator Jan Brett.
GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS is the latest to feature Brett’s beloved Gingerbread Baby character. This year the family tradition of gathering to read Brett’s holiday classics to kick-off the season will gain a joyful addition. Book reviewers and fans alike have deemed much of her work as winter favorites including: Gingerbread Baby, The Wild Christmas
Reindeer, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Trolls, Who’s that Knocking on Christmas Eve?, Home for Christmas, and The Night Before Christmas.
Booklist exclaims “Brett conveys the season with such loving spirit, that children will almost wish for winter.” The New Yorker says “no one can render snow and [winter] more gorgeously than Jan Brett.” In GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS, Gingerbread Baby takes his gingerbread band to the Christmas festival where they are a hit until their yummy aroma reaches the children. Suddenly, it is time to make an escape or get devoured. The gingerbread instruments are
cleverly disguised by Matti, while Gingerbread Baby leads the audience on a chase through a Swiss village to the smartest hiding place ever!
During her visit on Sunday, 11 December 2016, Jan will be discussing her work and sharing her beautiful new book, GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS. A book signing will follow.
Each ticket admits two people and includes one copy of GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS. Additional books will be available for purchase. Due to time restrictions, books from home or purchased elsewhere cannot be signed.
We look forward to celebrating the joys of Christmas with you at this special event.