Friday, April 19, 2013

Meet the Author: Patricia Polacco!




Monday's poem was puzzling, and it made us think about where our stories come from. Lizzy's review of Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco was an inspiration, and Thursday on Top of the Heap, we shared a bit of our history with you.

Today, we want to tell you about the amazing time we had meeting Patricia Polacco at Linda's Story Time in Monroe, CT last Saturday! This local book nook was the perfect place to meet and greet with this well-known storyteller. It was wonderful to see all of the young readers getting excited about their books, and we enjoyed chatting with the charismatic crew that ran the event- keep an eye out for an interesting Village Story Peddlers post!

It's important to support your local bookstore, and we love to see authors connecting with their readers. The experience was well worth the time, and we look forward to visiting Linda's Story Time again : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

Be sure to stop by the Signed Book Giveaway Hop and enter for your chance to win signed editions of Thank You, Mr. Falker and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco - Giveaway ends April 22nd.

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24 comments:

  1. So good to hear of youngsters getting excited about books, I think its great that Patricia reaches out to her audience in this way.

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    1. Hi Petty, It is so great! It was cool to meet her. Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ Jess

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  2. I'll echo Petty. Sounds like a wonderful event promoting literacy and love for reading! Looking forward to the Village Story Peddlers post.

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    1. Hi Claudine, It was awesome to see all the kids excited about their books, anticipating meeting the author- and Linda's Story Time is a fabulous local book nook : ) ~ Jess

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  3. Wow...what a prolific author! I love the titles she gives her books. Very appealing to young children, I'm sure. Turning a child on to the love of reading at an early age is so important.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Her books are amazing- the stories really hit home- Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  4. Oh my goodness...what awesome fun!

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    1. Hi Patty, It was! Great to hear from you : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  5. I wish I had a local bookstore. :(

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    1. Hi Kelly, Luckily, there are also so many unique book nooks online- we love March House Books- the stories that Barbara comes across are truly amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ Jess

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  6. Great post, Jessica! Thanks for introducing us to Patricia. By the way, the Tarot Giveaway is up and running. Thanks for letting me know about the glitch!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Hi nutschell, Thanks! We had a blast meeting Patricia Polacco. No problem : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  7. Yay for local bookstores! Looks like it was a fun event!

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    1. Hi meradeth, Local bookstores are the best! It was great : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  8. I could live in some of our bookstores here in Portland! We have a fab book community here and I am so thankful to live in a city that supports books and authors! I think Junkyard Wars sounds wonderful!

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    1. Hi Heidi, That is so fabulous to hear! Junkyard Wonders is a truly inspirational story : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  9. Look at all those marvelous books. And you all look so happy seated together with big smiles on your faces. The pic of the little girl squealing and the dialog balloon above her cracked me up! That was adorable! :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa, Thanks! We had a blast- isn't that picture hilarious! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  10. How fun is this! I love the picture of the little girl screaming with excitement :)

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    1. Hi EC, So cute : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  11. She looks as joyful as her books do! What fun and how great to have a bookstore like Story Time.

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    1. Hi C. Lee, Linda's Story Time was the quintessential children's book nook- we loved visiting and meeting Patricia Polacco! Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  12. What a fun post. I enjoyed reading about her.

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    1. Hi Donna, Thanks so much for stopping by! Always a pleasure to hear from you! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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