It's the first day of spring and we're celebrating all things green and growing in honor of Jayden's Impossible Garden, the just-sprouted picture book by Minnesota author Mélina Mangal! Mélina will read the book, tell us a little bit about writing it, and answer audience questions.
Mélina Mangal's earliest memories begin near the shores of Lake Superior, climbing trees, collecting rocks, and listening to birds. She loves writing about nature and its place in young people’s lives. Stories from faraway times and places have always captured her imagination as well. She likes to imagine what life was like as she walks along the river, or visits an historical site. Mélina works as an elementary school librarian, introducing students to great books, the exciting research process, and new technology.
To Attend: Use the link below to register for the event. Pre-registration is required! All registered attendees will be sent the link to join the party 2 days before the event, and on the evening of the event.
To purchase a book: Use the button below to add copies of Jayden's Impossible Garden or The Vast Wonder of The World to your cart and checkout online anytime, or call Red Balloon Bookshop at 651-224-8320 from 10am - 5pm, Tues - Sat to purchase via phone or to schedule an in-store shopping time. For full hours, go here. Mélina will sign copies of her books—if you would also like your book personalized, include who it should be signed to in the order comments at checkout.
Red Balloon Bookshop is currently open for in-person shopping as space allows. We have many ways to get books to you including Parking Lot Pick Up, Neighborhood Delivery, and shipping options. Visit our FAQs page for more information about these services, or call 651-224-8320 to make a browsing reservation.