Event! Grandma's Gloves Launch Party

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm so happy to announce a book launch party celebrating the release of Grandma's Gloves! It will be on Saturday, August 14th, noon, at that close-to-my-heart indie bookstore in Harvard Square, Curious George! Grandma's Gloves author and acclaimed YA novelist, Cecil Castellucci will be here on a special visit from the west coast so be sure to come by and meet this fantastic lady (I can't wait to myself!) Please come join us for a garden-filled afternoon. We'd love to see you. There will be books to buy and read and sign, paper blossom-making and refreshment. Wear your best garden wellies, sundresses, and old lockets.

...so if you are in the Boston area and not on a sailboat or family vacation on Saturday, August 14th, hop on the Red Line, jump on a bus, hitch a ride to Curious George! You could also steer your sailboat to the store too:

Curious George Books and Toys

1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

*If you'd like to follow my illustration updates page on Facebook, and "attend" the event and future events, feel free to click here. The event is open to the public in the "events" tab...and shhh... In my "photos" section you can spy a few sneak peek thumbs of Grandma's Gloves art...more to come very soon! Hope you're enjoying the summer.

Many many thank yous to Candlewick Press and Curious George for coordinating this event


Phyllis Harris said...

Wish I lived close but wishing you the best at your launch party! I pre-ordered Grandma's Gloves and can't wait to get it! However, I just got DOTTY delivered today and WOW! LOVE your illustrations and the story! So well done! I love the style you used!

Great work!!

Julia Denos said...

Aw, thanks so much Phyllis! so glad you are enjoying Dotty, it was a lot of fun to make. Happy summer (and drawing) to you!

Phyllis Harris said...

I am so impressed with the overall design of this book as well! They spared no expense with the all the fun additions like the glitter, etc. And I'm in love with polka-dots!

You have an amazing sense of style in your work. It has such a nostalgic feel, yet modern. I can see you love fashion and textiles from your blog and it certainly shows in your work.

Happy summer to you as well!

Annie said...

I wish I could go to this event!! I ordered Dotty, can't wait to get it. :)

Anna Alter said...

The book looks amazing, congrats! I wish I could come to the launch, but I don't think we'll be in town that weekend :( If that changes will certainly swing by... I hate to miss a chance to wear my garden wellies!

mai s kemble said...

I really wish I could go!!!!
I shared it on facebook :)

btw, I am so envious of you to not only to work with Castellucci, but to meet her as well!!! :)
I loved Plain Janes...

Congrats on the new book!! I will have to pick up a copy next time I am at a bookstore (as well as a copy of Dotty)!
the teaser interior page you posted here did it!!

Julia Denos said...

thanks Anna! wellies are encouraged.

thanks mai :)

Keith Zoo said...

wow I remember when you first got asked to do this book, that was SO long ago! I'm really excited and happy for you Julia, it looks amazing.


Casey G. said...

breath taking art. I am so glad I found your work through twitter. Your pieces are so beautiful. I am sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you and make it to your book party. We did hustle over to the Curious George store yesterday. We were able to buy one of the signed copies of Grandma's Gloves, but there were no Dotty books left.

The image of the mom and daughter touching hands is perfect. Do you sell prints?


AMW said...

as always i am behind on my commenting, but almost always following along! I LOVE your illustrations for this book, particularly the last with the mother and daughter. beautiful work :)