Vera Brosgol with Andrew Arnold

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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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Memory Jars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250314871
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2021

Leave Me Alone! Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 13th, 2016

Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626724457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

Anya's Ghost Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596435520
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - June 7th, 2011

The Little Guys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 2nd, 2019

What's the Matter, Marlo? Cover Image
By Andrew Arnold, Andrew Arnold (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250223234
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 26th, 2021

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