Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ted Kooser Book Release Party

Join us at Chapters Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. 
for a very special book release party!
Enter to win Ted Kooser's pastel drawing of the bridge.
Former US Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and Garland, Nebraska, resident Ted Kooser's next book will be released in May, and Chapters is honored to host a book release party for him. This is one party you won't want to miss! We'll have Ted's book available, to be personally signed, before it's available anywhere else. In addition, Ted has created a pastel drawing of the bridge featured in the book, and we'll be giving it away to one lucky winner who is in attendance at our event.

The Bell in the Bridge, new from Ted Kooser and Barry Root
The new book is The Bell in the Bridge, a children's picture book illustrated by Barry Root, who also illustrated Ted's first picture book, Bag in the Wind. The book has received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and other publications. Between them, Ted and the illustrator perfectly capture the feel of lazy, lonely summer days in the rural Midwest.

When Charlie visits his grandparents' farm, he finds ways to entertain himself--catching tadpoles, whacking weeds, and dropping rocks from an iron bridge. One day he strikes the bridge with a big rock, making it ring like a bell, and hears an answering "bong" from far down the valley. What causes the noise is a mystery, and "there is nothing better than a good mystery when a person is lonely and bored in the middle of summer."

We all know there's nothing better than a book by Ted Kooser in any season!

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