Meet Ryan T. Higgins and Bruce the Bear!

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event address: 
2 Carmichael St
Essex, VT 05452

** Advance registrations have ended, but please feel free to still join us at 11!  **

Calling all kids!  

Join us for a very special story time featuring Ryan T. Higgins, and his latest Mother Bruce book, Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow.  Ryan will be joined by our favorite bear-- Bruce himself!

Bruce is a bear who does not like holidays, and he really doesn’t like Halloween. His family of mice and geese decides the only way to get Bruce excited about Halloween is to tell a scary story.  But their campfire tale takes a turn when a ghostly visitor appears. Will Bruce get in the Halloween spirit? Or will the Halloween spirit get Bruce?
Ryan T. Higgins ( is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor; Hotel BruceBE QUIET!; and Bruce's Big Move. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids and lots of pets.

DATE:  Saturday, October 21st, 11am - 12:30pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St, Essex, VT

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all ages, but advance registration is appreciated.  Please register below. 

BOOKS:  Signed copies of Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow will be available for sale at the event.