Local author Abraham Schroeder will be reading from his first children’s book, The Gentleman Bat, followed by a discussion of bats and some of the hidden details in and inspiration for the book.
Enjoy the story and beautiful watercolor paintings, filled with fun details in a Victorian setting, with an ever-so-slight slight dusting of steampunk.
There will also be a sneak preview reading of Abraham’s second book, Too Many Tables, which will be in bookstores April 28th. However, for this special event, Copperfield’s Books will have BOTH books for sale, and available to be signed by the author at the event.
The target age range for the event is around 3-10, but children and adults of all ages will enjoy the story and beautiful watercolor paintings.
More information about the book can be found at http://www.TheGentlemanBat.com.
More information about the event can be found at http://sonomalibrary.org/events/2015-04-04/local-author-visit-ages-3-10
Abraham Schroeder is an artist, designer, and writer, currently living in Petaluma, California with his wife and son, after residing in a dozen other places, including Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Minnesota, Alaska, and Japan. He worked for 7 years in the Asian Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, and during that time managed a massive 5-year project to catalog, digitize, and rehouse the MFA’s spectacular collection of 50,000+ Japanese prints. An 1880’s woodblock print of bats by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in the MFA collection was the seed of inspiration for his first published children’s book, The Gentleman Bat, which tells a heartwarming story in rhyme, and features gorgeous watercolor and ink paintings by Piotr Parda.His second book, Too Many Tables, also from Ripple Grove Press, is a silly and comical story with fun, colorful illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg. It will be available early 2015.