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A Virtual Launch Party for Starla Jean with author Elana K. Arnold , illustrator A.N. Kang , and live chickens!

Starla Jean with chickens!

Saturday, January 23, 2pm EST/ 1pm CST/ 11am PST

This virtual event is free to attend.
Please pre-register to receive a link to attend this event.

Join The Briar Patch (ME) and River Dog Book Co. (WI) as they welcome Starla Jean to the chapter book scene!

This first book in a new series is about a girl - Starla Jean - and her destiny to be friends with a chicken. When Starla Jean finds a lost chicken in the park, she uses all of her wits to bring it home. “If you can catch it, you can keep it,” says her dad. Challenge accepted!

For an extra special virtual book launch, Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold will speak about making her early chapter book debut with this irresistible story, A. N. Kang will do a live drawing demonstration during the event to highlight her superb chicken illustrations, and Bangor, Maine-local chicken expert Crystal Sands will introduce live chickens on-camera!

Hardcover books with bookplates signed by the author and the illustrator are available. Perfect for ages 5 and up for reading aloud, 7 and up for reading on your own.

Don’t forget to bring paper and art supplies to follow along during the drawing demonstration!