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Laura Purdie Salas & Kayla Harren, OSKAR'S VOYAGE - Storytime!

Event date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 10:30am

Adventure aboard a Great Lakes freighter with Laura Purdie Salas and Kayla Harren as they celebrate their new picture book, Oskar's Voyage, at Red Balloon!

A tiny chipmunk named Oskar accidentally stows away on an enormous Great Lakes freighter. Can he survive an epic trip—and find his way back home? All aboard for a delightful storytime with author Laura Purdie Salas and illustrator Kayla Harren! Enjoy swag, cake, crafts, and a boat parade to celebrate the release of Oskar's Voyage.

To attend: This event is open to the public, but registration helps us when considering spatial constraints. You can register through March 16, 9:00am and order a copy of the book below. Extra copies of Oskar's Voyage will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the event, Laura Purdie Salas and Kayla Harren will sign and personalize copies of the book. 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.

Accessibility: Red Balloon Bookshop is wheelchair accessible and has a handicap parking spot directly behind our store. If you have a disability or medical condition and have questions about or need other specific accommodations, please email or call 651-224-8320.

Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 135 books, including Lion of the SkyClover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten, and Snowman-Cold=Puddle. Laura loves nature, donuts, and playing with words. She also loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. For more info, please visit

Kayla Harren is the illustrator behind Calvin, winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award; A Boy Like You, winner of the 2019 Eureka! Gold Award; The Boy Who Grew a Forest, winner of the 2020 Crystal Kite Award; and Thursday, featured in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their adorable dogs.




Oskar's Voyage By Laura Purdie Salas, Kayla Harren (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Purdie Salas, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681342849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - March 5th, 2024
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