A warmhearted ode to an American musical tradition and to generational ties, told in lyrical free verse with atmospheric illustrations by Barry Root!
A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired, and so sparks a friendship that will forge a bond between generations. The boy develops under the man’s care and instruction, just as seedlings grow with spring rain and summer sun. From playing on the front porch to performing at folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing the music down. This touching, lyrical story, inspired by the lives of renowned fiddlers Melvin Wine and Jake Krack, includes an author’s note and suggested resources for learning about the musicians and the music they love.
“Sullivan captures the sound of the ‘old time’ music in her rhythmic verse, which just cries out to be read aloud… A beautifully crafted picture book” -NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children.
Click here to read an article with video from The Charleston Gazette.
Sarah will also be joining us next week for Coffee & Conservation, where she will share what could be the worst rejection note ever! There’s also going to be a release party at Taylor Books in Charleston,West Virginia on May 21 for all those interested.
Again, congratulations, Sarah, and best of luck with PASSING THE MUSIC!
GAITHERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL!
Also coming up on Saturday, May 21st is the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Montgomery County, Maryland, where you can meet and hear from dozens of the world’s best writers from best sellers to up-and-comers, hone your own writing skills at workshops, (like the 10:30 am about writing for children,) bring the kids to the Children’s Village, and much more!
A quick glance at the jam-packed schedule will show that many of our MD/DE/WV and Mid-Atlantic regional authors will be speaking, such as:
There will also be an excellent panel at 10:30 am with several Mid-Atlantic SCBWI authors including Pamela Ehrenberg, Jacqueline Jules, Kristin Levine, and Ann McCallum called, “There’s a Children’s Book in Me: How Do I Get it Published?” Sounds great, ladies!
(My apologies if I’ve left anyone out. Please comment or sent me an email and I will add your name.)
Sounds like a great event, and if anyone takes pictures there, please forward them to me for a future post!
Love this poster!
She had a great turn-out that was impossible to get in one photo. 🙂
Jeri with some major fans–Tricia Schwaab, Lona Queen, Susan Mannix, and (me) Laura Bowers!
Congratulations, Jeri, and if anyone has any photos from book signings or release parties that’d you like to share, please forward them to me!
Happy writing, everyone! 🙂