ONLINE: Bedtime Story with the Author: Liz Garton Scanlon "I Want a Boat!"

Event date: 
06/25/2021 - 7:00pm

Kids, don your jammies and join us for a Bedtime Story with the author herself! Liz Garton Scanlon reads I Want a Boat!, in which a box is not just a box when you have a vivid imagination and a couple stuffed animal friends to join you on a fantastic ocean voyage.



I have a box,
I want a boat.

With nothing but spare text and a bright imagination, I Want a Boat! follows a girl as she as she finds a way to transform a plain old box in an ordinary room into a magical sailboat, complete with a rudder, sail, and anchor. She and her stuffed-animal friends take to the high seas, encounter raging storms, and make it to dry land, just in time for supper.

Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon's spritely text and candy-colored, kid friendly illustrations by Kevan Atteberry (Ghost Cat, Dear Beast) make this a perfect read-aloud for the youngest child.



Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, including the highly-acclaimed, Caldecott-honored picture book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and her debut novel for middle grade readers, The Great Good Summer, as well Another Way to Climb a Tree, In the Canyon, Bob, Not Bob (co-authored with Audrey Vernick), and several others. Ms. Scanlon serves on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a frequent and popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.


I Want a Boat! By Liz Garton Scanlon, Kevan Atteberry (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823447152
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 22nd, 2021

Event address: 
Online through Zoom