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Special Event: Tomie dePaola and Doug Salati

Join us on Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm as we host celebrated author and illustrator Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati, on the publication of their picture book, In a Small Kingdom. 

This enthralling modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati celebrates the greatest power of all: love.

In a small kingdom along the ancient Silk Road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince. But when the prince's jealous older half-brother steals the Imperial Robe, slashing it to bits, the prince can no longer rule--and the small kingdom is in great danger. Now the young prince must find another source of power and of strength--and he finds it in a surprising place.

Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Clown of GodMichael Bird-BoyAndy, That's My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.

Doug Salati 
Doug Salati is an illustrator living in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. His illustrations have received recognition from American Illustration, 3x3, and the Society of Illustrators. In a Small Kingdom, written by Tomie dePaola, is his debut picture book. Visit him online at DougSalati.com.

We will have copies of In a Small Kingdom available for purchase, as well as a selection of Tomie's other books. Both Tomie and Doug will be able to sign copies. 

Event date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
In a Small Kingdom Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Doug Salati (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481498005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

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