A Musk Ox in Illinois?!

Illustrations by Debbie DubacHere’s your invitation the the Kankakee Public Library’s Author Fair!

What’s up? I’m going to be reading The Itchy Little Musk Ox to fairgoers and their favorite kids. A musk ox craft is going to follow, so all little artists are invited. There’s a full schedule, and I’ll be reading at 10 a.m. Afterward I’ll sign this and other books at my table, so do drop by! Click on “The Places I’m Headed” for other upcoming events.


When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009 (I’ll be reading and leading the craft from 10-10:30 a.m.)

Where: Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee, Illinois; phone 815-929-4564. The fair will be held in the fourth floor auditorium. Many authors to meet, and lots of workshops for adults as well as children.

Musk oxen stand shoulder-to-shoulder when they're in danger. AK Division of Tourism photo

AK Div. of Tourism photo

A FUN FACTOID: When musk oxen are in danger, the males stand shoulder-to-shoulder, putting the females and young behind them for protection. Learn more about this fascinating Arctic animal during my talk at the Kankakee Public Library’s Author Fair.

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