Join us for a fun holiday event! Acclaimed local author/illustrator Matt Tavares will be with us for a reading and signing of his latest book, Dasher Can't Wait for Christmas! We'll also have a drawing demo by Matt, hot cocoa, cookies and giveaways. PLUS a real Santa will be joining us! We're so excited-- hope you can join us!
Matt Tavares's sequel to the New York Times best-selling Dasher is a joyful ode to helping others--and another holiday classic in the making.
"If you ever get lost, just look for the North Star."
With only one sleep left before Christmas Eve, Dasher can't contain her excitement for her favorite holiday. With the sound of Christmas carols on the breeze and twinkling lights radiating from a nearby city, she sneaks off to visit the festivities. But as night deepens and snow starts to fall, Dasher realizes she can no longer spot the North Star in the sky to lead her home. Will the kindness of a child, an unexpected gift, and a dose of Christmas spirit get her back in time to help guide Santa's sleigh? The New York Times best-selling creator of Dasher has crafted another delightful journey featuring everyone's favorite reindeer doe, in a story full of giving, joy, and holiday magic.
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book Dasher, as well as Red and Lulu, the graphic novel Hoops, and several sports biographies, including Becoming Babe Ruth and Growing Up Pedro. He is also the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, ' Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, and Over the River and Through the Wood by L. Maria Child, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.