Join us in the Readings Gallery for a live author event for kids! Join local author Abbe Rolnik and Lynda Porter as they present Bubbie's Magical Hair. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!
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Bubbie, like many grandmothers, turns the ordinary into the spectacular and the mundane into something miraculous. In Bubbie’s Magical Hair, the lyrical text combines with playful illustrations to take readers on a whimsical journey as Bubbie and her grandchildren grow older, reminding us of all the ways grandparents bring us joy, comfort, and inspiration. Nature and imagination combine to honor the power of all grandparents and their enduring relationships. A visual delight that can be read on many levels, exploring feelings, science, international customs, and imagination. Ribbons, stars, and dandelion dust spread magic. This is a universal story of passing on the essence of loved ones, as life continues.
"As a grandmother of young children and an author of books of creativity for young children, I feel particularly drawn to this beautiful and emotionally deep story of Bubbie's Magical Hair. The emotional connection is strong and deeply important for anyone who has ever loved." —MaryAnn F. Kohl, Author/ Educator, Bright Ring Publishing
Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. Her writings include: River of Angels, Color of Lies, and Founding Stones, novels in the Generation of Secrets Series, as well as Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply, and Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way. Abbe lives with her husband Jim, amid twenty acres in Skagit Valley, Washington. Visit her website, www.abberolnick.com.
Lynda Porter, raised in Ohio by an artistic family, became an art and music teacher for special needs students. She has traveled extensively with her family, living in Belgium and England. In retirement, Lynda continues to paint and travel. She resides with her husband in Anacortes, WA. Illustrator of five children’s books, she authored a biography of her father’s World War II experiences, which includes his paintings and hand drawn maps.
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