Nicola’s Books presents author Chris VanAllsburg, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for this special author signing of Jumanji! The appearance of the renowned author of Jumanji, The Polar Express and Zathura, precedes the Ann Arbor premiere of the new Sony movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a fundraiser for JoElyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice.
20% of proceeds from all Chris VanAllsburg books purchased during the event will be donated to the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Arbor Hospice.
This will be a ticketed event. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3191561. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Jumanji. Presentation of ticket will be required to claim your book. Signing line will begin in ticket number order; lower ticket numbers mean an earlier place in the signing line.
· Signing will occur in ticket number order
· Jumanji may be personalized
· Ticket holders may bring up to 2 more items to be signed only, either from home or other books purchased on site
· Unstaged photos will be allowed
Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game--Jumanji--with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever--and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.
About the Author
Chris VanAllsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
About the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice Of Michigan and Ann Arbor Hospice:
With a focus on maximizing the quality of life for every child in its care, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children is privileged to offer a wide range of pediatric services to families throughout Michigan. The Anchors Programs for Children, funded through a generous gift from the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation, includes Compass Support Services, The James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and The Anchors Perinatal Program. For more, visit http://www.hom.org/our-services/anchors-pediatric-programs/.