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Saturday, October 15 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Kids' Keynote: Jon Klassen

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Two turtles find one fantastic hat. “But there is only one hat. And there are two of us.” So what happens next? With his trademark deadpan humor and understated style, award-winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen tops off his beloved “Hat” trilogy with the thoroughly satisfying We Found a Hat, sure to delight preschoolers and parents alike. After providing a brief introduction to those charismatic turtles and a glimpse at how he works, Klassen will talk with the Horn Book’s Elissa Gershowitz—and with you! So bring your questions, and wear your favorite hat! Sponsored by Simmons College. Sponsored by Simmons College.

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Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is senior editor of the Horn Book Magazine and online content editor for The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. Links: More About The Horn Book... Read More →

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Jon Klassen

Kids' Keynote
Jon Klassen is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books who earned a 2013 Caldecott Medal for his book This is Not My Hat, as well as the 2011 New York Times Best Illustrated Book award for its sequel I Want My Hat Back. Combined, both books have spent more than... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
BPL Rabb Hall