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Celebrating Vermont Children’s Authors! December 6, 2012

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We are very excited about our upcoming Vermont Children’s Author Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, December 15th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. We are hosting this event as a fundraiser for the Jeudevine Library, which provides our community with access to books, technology, and programming for all ages free of charge.

We are honored to welcome 6 men and women to represent the large and illustrious group of children’s authors who hail from our state, writing books for readers of all ages.

Katherine and John Paterson have recently collaborated on a spirited retelling of the 1910 fantasy, The Flint Heart. Katherine Paterson is the two time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award and author of numerous novels, including the classic Bridge to Terabithia. She and John live in Barre, Vermont.

Linda Urban’s most recent novel, Hound Dog True, was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2011. She is also the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect and the picture book Mouse Was Mad. She lives with her family in Montpelier, Vermont.

David Martin began writing after having children of his own and making up stories for them. He is the author of fourteen picture books, including Let’s Have a Tree Party and All for Pie, Pie for All. He lives in Lyndonville, Vermont.


Jenny Land teaches English and creative writing at St. Johnsbury Academy and works on farms during the summer. Her debut novel, The Spare Room, is set in Vermont during the Abolitionist movement, prior to the Civil War. She lives in Peacham, Vermont with her husband and twin daughters.

Jo Knowles,
winner of the 2005 PEN Literary Award, has written three novels for teens. Background for her most recent novel, See You at Harry’s, came from the time her parents ran a restaurant and ice cream factory called Kellers’ Restaurant. She lives in Vermont with her husband and son.


This event will take place during Hardwick’s Holiday Happenings, so be sure to take a stroll around town, before or after visiting with our authors, to enjoy sales and events hosted by other local merchants!