Norman Rockwell Museum, Book Launch Celebration
December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Saturday, December 11, Book Launch Celebration: Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker
Enjoy an afternoon with author/illustrator Jan Brett, with drawing demos, readings, and book signing of her newest book, Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker, as well as other classic favorites. Meet Hedgie, a costumed character and beloved favorite from her stories; set out on a Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt for kids and families; and enjoy recorded book readings by the artist herself.
1 p.m. : Remarks and Drawing Demo
2 p.m. 4 p.m. : Book Signing
Included with admission; pre-ordered book required for book signing. (Minimum of one book, max of 2 please.) Free for kids & teens, and Members, with book purchase. Limited capacity; advance reservations required.
Included with admission; free for kids & teens, and Members. Limited capacity; advance reservations at NRM.org/events.
With over forty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost and most widely read author/illustrators for children. This lively exhibition explores the breadth of Brett’s art and the travel experiences that have inspired her many children’s books and characters. Favorite stories, from Gingerbread Friends, The Umbrella, and Honey…Honey to her most recent published book, Cozy, are represented by more than eighty original artworks, as well as reference materials and selections from the artist’s collection of unique objects and artifacts. Artworks from Daisy Comes Home; Gingerbread Baby; Hedgie Blasts Off! The Three Snow Bears; The Animals’ Santa; The Mermaid; Cinders, A Chicken Cinderella; On Noah’s Ark; The Turnip; and The Snowy Nap are among the full-color originals from the artist’s books to be enjoyed. A video interview with Brett, an exhibition audio tour in the artist’s voice, and recorded book readings will be featured in the galleries and online.