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Brooke James: Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road?

Event date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for a story time with Brooke James, author of Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road, and learn how this story came to be.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Farmer would just like to sleep in but his early morning slumbers are disturbed by his faithful companion, Donkey. And Donkey isn't there to bid Farmer a good morning. As it turns out, the prospect of fun and food has lured the farm's livestock to a local fair. Now it's up to Farmer and Donkey to go round up the wayward critters before they can get into too much trouble. Or is it too late? Young readers will laugh out loud at the antics of the farmer's chickens, goats, pigs, and one anxious cow in this quirky take on the traditional knock-knock joke.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Brooke Herter James won her first creative writing award in eighth grade. Then she did a bunch of other things like college, public health nursing, and raising a family. Now she’s writing again. She lives in a very old house in Vermont with her husband and two donkeys, Sarah Ruth and Esther. (Actually, the donkeys live in the barn.) She wishes her kids still lived there, but they stopped being kids and moved out. She is an active member of SCBWI, a student of the Gotham Writers Workshop, and a graduate of the Yale Writers’ Conference. This is her very first picture book.


DATE:  Saturday, June 24th at 2pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

Event address: 
2 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585369638
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability. Not Likely to Arrive for the Holidays
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2017