Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jan Brett is coming to Seward!

Meet Jan Brett!
We are very excited to announce that the beloved children's book creator Jan Brett is coming to Seward as part of her 2015 tour. Her visit is sponsored by the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival and Chapters Books & Gifts and will be Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Weller Hall on the Concordia University Campus.

Chapters will have Jan's books for sale at the event, including her forthcoming book The Turnip, which will be available November 3, 2015. If you purchase a book before the event, please bring it in a bag with your receipt. The number of books Jan will sign per person depends on the number of people attending the event. For those books that she's not able to sign, she will provide free signed bookplates featuring her artwork.
The presentation and signing are open to all ages. Since her books are for kids, we hope to see many children at the event--but we know adults love her, too!

Before the signing, Jan will do a fifteen minute illustration presentation, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Weller Hall. In addition, her tour bus, which will be wrapped in scenes from The Turnip, will be parked in front of Weller at 5:00 p.m. and families are welcome to take pictures in front of the bus. Hedgie, the beloved character from The Mitten and The Hat, will also be available for photos and hugs.

Tickets are FREE but required. Participants will go through the signing line based on ticket number, and your ticket will provide for a seat in Weller. Tickets are anticipated to "sell out," and nearly one third are already gone. Tickets are available first come, first serve at Chapters and through Dylan Teut at Concordia. For more information, email or