Sunday, August 9, 2009

Loren Long Is Coming To DBF!

Loren Long
Decatur Book Festival
Saturday at 9:30am
Target Children's Stage
Saturday at 10am

We are delighted to have Loren Long leading the Children's Parade at this year's Decatur Book Festival, thrilled to have him be the first author presenting at the Target Children's Stage, and ecstatic at having the opportunity to be the first to introduce Otis, Loren's new book!

Loren has Long been an award-winning, best-selling illustrator of great children's picture books such as ...
I Dream of Trains, by Angela Johnson;
Mr. Peabody's Apples, by Madonna;
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, by Walt Whitman;
2005 edition of The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper;
Toy Boat, by Randall de Sève; and
Angela and the Baby Jesus, by Frank McCourt.

In an exceptional bit of DBF cross promotion, Loren is also a co-illustrator (along with David Shannon and David Gordon) of Jon Scieszka's Truck Town series! (Jon is also coming to DBF!)

More recently, Loren has been both writing and illustrating, including Sluggers, a series of chapter books co-written with Phil Bildner, and Drummer Boy.

, the story of a tractor who becomes uncertain of his usefulness in this world, is Loren's newest picture book. It's national, international, and intergalactic unveiling will be at the Decatur Book Festival!

Loren will be leading this year's Children's Parade. If you would like to be in the parade, meet at the Fidelity Bank at 160 Clairemont Avenue (at the corner of Clairemont and Commerce) at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30, ending at the Marta plaza and the site of the Target Children's Stage. Wear your best tractor clothing! Loren will present at 10 a.m.

For more information about Loren, click here.

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