Stephen Messer "Windblowne"

Stephen Messer will be at Off Square Books to read and sign copies of Windblowne

Stephen Messer’s debut novel Windblowne is a delight. Oliver, a sweet and persistent failure at making and flying kites, lives in Windblowne, an archaic flash-frozen countryside absolutely bonkers about kites. He comes from a family of kite-smiths, and every festival season he is yet again stripped of his foolish flying spirit and relegated to a seeming future of manual labor. One fateful day his luck takes a sharp turn, and he is adopted by a rogue kite who leads him into a strange and perilous world. The dialogue between Oliver and the kite rolls out eloquently like Etta James’ melodic conversation with a saxophone, with a twist of Dickens. JM

Event date: 
Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9780375861956
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2010

Hester Bass

That's right, Hester Bass is swinging through Oxford to sign some books and will be our guest storytime teller. She will read and perhaps perform from her Orbis Pictus Award winning picture book The Secret World of Walter Anderson. Wednesday, April 21st at 10 a.m.

THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON illustrated by E.B. Lewis from Candlewick Press WINNER of the 2010 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children - 2010 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People - CCBC Choices 2010: Best-of-the-Year List compiled by Cooperative Children's Book Center - Kirkus: Best Children's Books of 2009 and Starred Review - Southern Independent Bookstore Bestseller, SIBA "Okra Pick" and nominee for SIBA Book Award - Represented Mississippi at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

"True art consists of spreading wide the intervals so that imagination may fill the space between the trees." - Walter Inglis Anderson

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
38655 Oxford
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Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780516249995
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Children's Press(CT) - September 2006

The Secret World of Walter Anderson: Candlewick Biographies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763635831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2009

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