Local Author Talk – Nancy Remsen
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Why would a kid living today care about a girl growing up on a rural New England farm more than 100 years ago? Jennifer, the first character that readers meet in “In a Twinkling” had plenty of typical “growing up pains” such as high parental expectations and distractions in math class. Yet a magic ring makes her and young readers observers to a year in the life of Marion, her Ma and Pa, and sisters and Grandmother. It’s 1889 and life is different – straw mattresses and lots of chores – but Jennifer learns that the importance of family echoes through the years.
In my talk, I will share how I used the real recollections my grandmother had of her childhood on a farm in Charleston, Maine – still a country town – to create a story intended to help young readers visualize another era and appreciate today.
Thursday, Sept 26th, 7-8pm. Bixby Library Community Room. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of the author’s book, “In a Twinkling” will be available for sale.