Barbara McClintock Presents Her New Books
Willimantic, CT- Award-winning children’s book creator Barbara McClintock will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 29 from 4-6 p.m. in the Joinery at the Child and Family Development Resource Center. The public is invited. Admission is free.
McClintock’s presentation marks the publication of her two newest books for children — “Leave Your Sleep” and “Twelve Kinds of Ice.” “Leave Your Sleep” is a collection of classic children’s poetry, collected and sung by Natalie Merchant and illustrated by McClintock. The poems are written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, E.E. Cummings, Nathalia Crane and others. A CD of Merchant’s performance of the songs is included with the book.
“Twelve Kinds of Ice,” written by Ellen Bryan Obed and illustrated by McClintock, is a story of one family’s adventures ice skating during the New England winter. Both books and others illustrated by McClintock will be on sale at the Eastern bookstore.
McClintock will also present a reading at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 for children only. McClintock’s visit it sponsored by Eastern’s Center for Early Childhood Education and the Education Department.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and serves approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860)465-5735.