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Landra Jennings & Jonathan Hillman, WAND and THE WISHING MACHINE

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 6:30pm

Wishes do come true, because Landra Jennings and Jonathan Hillman are stopping by Red Balloon to celebrate their magical new books, Wand and The Wishing Machine!

About Wand:
In this lovely story of grief and found family wrapped in a spellbinding fairy tale, Eleven-year-old Mira wishes everything could go back to the way it was. When a mysterious girl named Lyndame appears out of the woods wielding a dazzling wand, she might just get her wish.

About The Wishing Machine:
Oge Mora’s Saturday meets Carmela Full of Wishes in this touching and whimsical picture book about a mother and child’s last trip to their local laundromat before moving away.

Join these graduates of Hamline University's Writing for Children and Young Adults program as they chat all about wishes and read from their books! There will be magical crafting opportunities and a good old fashioned signing line!

To attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. You can register for a ticket through November 15, 4:30pm, and order the books below. Additional copies of Wand and The Wishing Machine will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Landra Jennings and Jonathan Hillman will sign and personalize copies of their books. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.


Landra Jennings is the author of the middle grade novel, The Whispering Fog. She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina, though she grew up roaming the woods of Georgia. If she had discovered a magical pond back then, she definitely would have jumped in.

Jonathan Hillman's essay and poems are featured in the Fat & Queer anthology, and he is the author of picture books Big Wig and The Wishing Machine. He lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his two cats.

 

 

 

Wand By Landra Jennings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358674573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Clarion Books - October 31st, 2023
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The Wishing Machine By Jonathan Hillman, Nadia Alam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Hillman, Nadia Alam (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665922302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2023
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