Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol joins us for a virtual event to share her charming new picture book MEMORY JARS. The book follows a young girl who finds a clever way to keep her favorite things--and people--close to her. During the event, Vera will discuss the inspiration for her new book with Andrew Arnold, the author and illustrator of the charming picture book WHAT'S THE MATTER, MARLO?. Save your spot in the free event below!
Vera has kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing her new book from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
A young girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things--and people--close to her forever in Memory Jars, from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.
Freda is devastated when she can’t eat all the delicious blueberries she’s picked. She has to wait a whole year before they’re back, and she doesn’t want to lose them! Then Gran reminds her that they can save blueberries in a jar, as jam. So Freda begins to save all her favorite things. But it turns out that saving everything also means she can’t enjoy anything, and Freda realizes that some things are best saved as memories.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, Anya's Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second. Her picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She was a storyboard artist at Laika Inc. for ten years, working on films including Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and at last count has knit twenty-five sweaters.