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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Brown Bag Lunch, Authors/Bookpeople, and TWO new books

A few friends and I had lunch the other day at Green Endeavors. LtoR is Carol Gorman, Nancy Jennings, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Jeni Reeves, and me.   The fine people at Green Endeavors  do not cook but we brought out brown bag lunches and they had a cozy corner for us.  We talked books.  We took a look at Jackie's new book The Chiru of High Tibet (a launch party scheduled for October 10th - watch for news.) And we all got a look at Jeni Reeves's wonderful illustrations in her Alamo book. Another blogger referred to the book by saying,  "Enrique Esparza and The Battle of the Alamo is part of the History Speaks Series: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater. Brown's suspenseful, dramatic telling and solid research, complemented by Jeni Reeves's stunning oil paintings, make this true story one that will surely engage young readers and spark their interest for more.  The author is Susan Taylor Brown.

Jackie Martin and
The Chiru of High Tibet

Nancy Jennings looking through Enrique Esparza and
The Battle of the Alamo
with illustrations by Jeni Reeves

After lunch we browsed in the Green Endeavors gift and flower shop, and then make our way up the hill to Bass Farms to take a look at the market there. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables - and a yard full of pumpkins.

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