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Graphic Novel Discussion : CAT’S CRADLE with author, Jo Rioux!

Tuesday July 19 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Who is the event for? Kid and teens entering grades 4-7

What will we do at the event? Discuss CAT’S CRADLE and ask your questions to the author and illustrator: Jo Rioux. Find out how graphic novels are made, all the jobs and people it takes to create a book from start to finish.

When and where is the meeting? Tuesday, July 19 @ 5 pm ON ZOOM


Are you entering Grades 4-7 and LOVE graphic novels? Are you interested in fantasy and adventure stories? Do you want to hear about how a graphic novel is created?

This special author event is sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Free Public Library!


How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.

2. Books will be available starting on Wednesday, June 22 at 5 pm.
Pick up your book within 5 days of registering.

Library hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-8:15 PM, Friday 10 AM-4:45 PM, Saturdays, 10 AM-12:45 PM.

3. Read the book, show up to the meeting, and you get to keep the book!*

*The rule is if you miss the meeting, you have to turn your book back in, to be fair.

We will have 10 copies of the book with a bookplate signed by the author and illustrator.

If we hand out all of our signed copies of CAT’S CRADLE, don’t worry, you can still participate, ask us to place a copy on hold for you!


What is this book about?

Jo Rioux (illustrator of M. T. Anderson’s highly acclaimed The Daughters of Ys) makes her debut as a writer-illustrator in this fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy!

Suri loves monsters—studying their lore, telling stories about them (for a fee), and—she hopes—one day taming them. Unfortunately, no one takes an orphan street-urchin who travels with a merchant camp very seriously. But Suri’s self-confidence, cleverness, and ambition serve her well when a mysterious new wagon joins her camp—holding something very big, very loud, and very monstrous.

And that’s before Suri runs afoul of a treacherous family with its own beastly secret—and a prince hunting the greatest monster of all.


Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.


Tuesday July 19
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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