Illustration by Jack Foster for Fantastic Flight
Fantastic Flight was awarded the Children’s Literary Classics Gold Seal Book Award.
“Written Inspiration: A Children’s Book-Signing Event” at the Harn Museum of Art
will showcase Florida Authors and Illustrators
GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will be holding “Written Inspiration: A Children’s Book-Signing Event” on November 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. The books featured at this event will appeal to children ages five to thirteen.
More than 20 authors and illustrators from various areas throughout Florida will participate in the event. Visitors may browse booths, talk with authors and have their purchased books personalized. Each author and illustrator will offer a hands-on art activity that relates to his or her book.Book readings throughout the day include Troubles on the St. Johns River by Jacksonville author Jane Wood at 1:15 p.m., Some Call Me ‘Superstar’ by Tallahassee author Carl Joseph at 2:15 p.m., Victricia Malicia by Gainesville author Carrie Clickard at 3:15 p.m., and Jason and Elihu: A Fisherman’s Story at 4:15 p.m. by Gainesville author Shelley Fraser Mickle.
“Written Inspiration” is organized through the Harn Museum of Art Store and is sponsored by Wild Onion Press of Gainesville, FL and Friesens Printing. The Disability Affairs Cabinet of University of Florida Student Government is supporting Carl Joseph’s reading of Some Call Me ‘Superstar.’ A portion of book sales supports exhibitions and programs at the Harn Museum of Art.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu.
The following books, authors and illustrators will be featured:
Mark Wayne Adams, Longwood, Florida
Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous
Jilli, That’s Silly!
The Belly Button Fairy
The Fart Fairy
A Guinea in My Cap?
Pop the Bubbles 1, 2, 3
My Friendly Giant
Along the Cliff Walk
Jadyn and the Magic Bubble: I Met Gandhi!
Jadyn and the Magic Bubble: Kenya, Kenya!
King for a Day: The Story of Stories
Jan Godown Annino, Tallahassee, Florida
She Sang Promise
Nikole Brooks Bethea, Marianna, Florida
G is for Grits: A Southern Alphabet
Barbara Bockman, Gainesville, Florida
Dr. Ruth E. Clark, Palm Harbor, Florida
Florida Santa: Is He Real? How Do We Know it?
Whilomeena Loves White
Airport Mouse series and related activity books
Carrie Clickard, Gainesville, Florida
Carl Joseph and Dr. Kevin McCarthy, Tallahassee, Florida
Some Call Me “Superstar”
Ann Clare LeZotte and Andre Frattino, Gainesville, Florida
Here Comes Julie Jack!
DeBorah Denson McCray, Gainesville, Florida
Diary of a Painted Lady
Shelley Fraser Mickle, Gainesville, Florida
Jason & Elihu- A Fisherman’s Story
The Story of Amos, the Bummed Out Canine
The Polio Hole
Nancy H. Murray, Jacksonville, Florida
The Night the Elephants Cried- A Story of the Tsunami
Gullah, the Nawleans Cat Meets Katrina
Bonnie Ogle, Gainesville, Florida
Arthur the Arthropod
Vivian Owens, Eustis, Florida
Nadanda The Wordmaker
The Rosebush Witch
How Oswa Came to Own All Music
Colleen Rand, Gainesville, Florida
Merri Roderick, Naples, Florida
Rob Sanders, Brandon, Florida
Annette Simon, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Robot Zombie Frankenstein!
Patricia Poyet Swingle, Gainesville, Florida
Incredibly Clever Critters
Elle Thornton, Atlantic Beach, Florida
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis
June Weltman, Jacksonville, Florida
Mystery of the Missing Candlestick
Ellen Wolfson Valladares, Weston, Florida
Jonathan’s Journey to Mount Miapu
Jane R. Wood, Jacksonville, Florida
Trouble on the St. Johns River
Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country
Voices in St. Augustine
Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess and Buried Treasure
Janelle Woodyard, Sorrento, Florida
A Girl’s Guide to Softball
About the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Founded in 1990, the Harn Museum of Art is an integral part of the University of Florida. The Harn contributes to an interconnected, international community by integrating the arts and culture into curricula throughout the university’s system of colleges and centers. Its holdings include more than 8,300 works in five main collecting areas: Asian art, African art, photography, modern art of the Americas and Europe, and international contemporary art. In addition to rotating installations drawn from its permanent collection, the Harn organizes traveling exhibitions, public lectures, panel discussions, academic symposia and educational programs for adults, students and children.
The Harn Museum, at Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in Gainesville, Fla., is part of the University of Florida’s Cultural Plaza, which is also home to the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is open until 9 p.m. the second Thursday of every month for Museum Nights. The Camellia Court Café is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 352-392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu.