The Bookstore Plus is very excited to welcome authors Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville to the store Saturday, October 7th | 1:00 -3:00 PM. These fantastic authors will be at the bookstore, ready to mingle with our customers and to sign copies of their new book, "Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire", illustrated by, Brigette Barranger. Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair. Come meet the authors and get copies of their book autographed! Also, We are searching for #ColorsEverywhere with an in store scavenger hunt during the event! Stay tuned for lots of colorful fun!
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About the book| Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color.
From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn’t play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly. So she painted the world in full color.
"Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire"- which publishes Aug. 29, 2017, and is available now via pre-order - is the story of Mary Blair, a Disney illustrator who fearlessly presented her bold artistic vision amidst the conventions of 1940s animation studio culture. Blair's daring aesthetic can be experienced in Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. She also was the visionary behind the iconic Disney amusement ride- It's a Small World!
About The Authors|
Amy grew up in an artsy family in Plattsburgh, NY. She is an award-winning artist, freelance writer and the co-author of the Touch the Art series for kids. A former teacher, Amy now lives with her husband on the shores of Costa Rica and Lake Champlain where she enjoys water sports just as long as she doesn't have to get her hair wet. Amy is working on several new picture books, a YA novel and a women’s fiction novel inspired by her life as an artist.
Jacqueline Tourville grew up hiking in the Adirondacks region of New York State. As an adult, she discovered the diverse terrain of New England while living in Boston. Today, she's a busy freelance writer and is the author of the popular "Are We There Yet?" family travel column for Parenting New Hampshire magazine. She is also the co-author of the prenatal health guide Big, Beautiful and Pregnant, and has contributed numerous articles about health and outdoor living for both web and print publications. Jacqueline lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.
Please join us for this fun filled book signing event which will also include a color scavenger hunt here in the store. All ages are welcome! This event is free.
For more information on this event, call us at 518 523 2950.