‘A PRINCESS LIKE ME’
‘RUMBLE! ROAR! DINOSAURS!’
BY MATTHEW REINHART
Following the publication of “Rescue: Pop-Up Emergency Vehicles” and “Puppies, Kittens, and Other Pop-Up Pets.” Matthew Reinhart turns his pop-up wizardry on two new subjects, dinosaurs and princesses. This young and very affordable pop-up series is perfect for these economic times.
Both “A Princess Like Me” and “Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!” feature bright cut-paper collage artwork, just right for the young set.
“A Princess Like Me” takes a young princess through her day — from waking up in her big pillowy bed to getting ready for a tea party with her other princess friends.
“Rumble! Roar! Dinosaurs!” includes pop-ups of a stegosaurus, an apatosaurus and her baby, a deinonychus, pteranodon, a triceratops and the grand finale of a T. Rex and an ankylosaurus in a fight to the finish.
All of the action is brought to life with pop-ups, pull-tabs, lift-the-flaps and more.
‘THE FIRE CHRONICLE: BOOK TWO IN THE BOOKS OF BEGINNING TRILOGY’
BY JOHN STEPHENS
It’s been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus in the conclusion to “The Emerald Atlas,” but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold.
Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them 10 years ago — three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents.
Meanwhile, Kate’s connection to the Book of Time is growing stronger and stronger, until a dangerous trick gets her stuck in the past, searching for a friend to help her.
Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning. But will it be enough to save them?
Through Kate, Michael and Emma’s journey and a new slew of characters including elves and a charming gang of ragtag orphans as well as returning favorites like the wise wizard Pym and brave warrior Gabriel introduced in book one, John Stephens illuminates the magic of discovery and adventure, in this series that has the lure of such beloved classics as The Chronicles of Narnia and “A Wrinkle in Time.”
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “A Princess Like Me” and/or “Rumble! Roar! Dinosaur!” and/or “The Fire Chronicle.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Jan. 7. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
‘A PRINCESS LIKE ME’
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‘DEEP IN THE SAHARA’
BY KELLY CUNNANE
Kelly Cunnane, the critically acclaimed author of “For You Are a Kenyan Child,” crafts a gentle and accessible picture book with “Deep in the Sahara” that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture of West Africa and reveals that families are much the same the world over.
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.
Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
11-28 Holiday events listing
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun publishes a listing of Christmas-related events as a service to the public. If you would like to have an event open to the general public listed, send the information to Mark Schlachtenhaufen at email@example.com.
ACM@UCO faculty member releases album
Clay Withrow, adjunct faculty member at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), recently released the album “Between the Madness” as a member of the progressive metal band Vangough.
“Between the Madness” is Vangough’s third studio effort and follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Kingdom of Ruin” released in 2011. Spread across 12 songs and more than 70 minutes of content, “Between the Madness” has what Withrow describes as a strong, unified sound.
11-27 Good Reads
‘ANNE FRANK’S CHESTNUT TREE’
BY JANE KOHUTH
Jane Kohuth’s “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” is the perfect introduction to the inspiring and important legacy of Anne Frank.
Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or walk under the blue sky for years.
But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, in turn, inspiring the whole world.
FAI kicks off holiday activities Dec. 1
Winter is a busy time of the year for the staff at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond as they plan December’s activities including the second year for “Art for the Holidays at FAI.”
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara to give master class at OCU
Broadway leading lady and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will give a master class at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. The class is free to the public and will be in the Petree Recital Hall of the Bass Music Center at Northwest 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
Historic day at Heritage Center Saturday
The desk used by a vice president of the first Oklahoma Constitutional Convention will be on display at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center 1-3 p.m. Saturday, for the center’s monthly hands-on history Family Saturday.
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