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P&P Live! Jon Klassen | THE ROCK FROM THE SKY

April 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Caldecott Medal winner Jon Klassen as he discusses his new picture book THE ROCK FROM THE SKY in this virtual event at Politics and Prose Bookstore.

Author Jon Klassen’s newest offering, The Rock from the Sky, is a long-form picture book featuring five interconnected stories. Simple dialogue is offset by sly humor and a vague but unsettling sense of foreboding that will keep you turning pages at a brisk pace. The three main characters –animals bedecked with quirky hats, naturally – are rendered in neutral tones with soft watercolors. Their interactions present familiar human sentiments like jealousy, friendship, and betrayal as they navigate a mysterious world where giant meteors, alien life forms, and time travel are the daily reality. Fans of Klassen’s tongue-in-cheek tales will not be disappointed.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, an E. B. White Read-Aloud Award winner and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

Ages 4-8

Each purchase of The Rock from the Sky will come with a signed bookplate, while supplies last.

Click here to support Politics and Prose by purchasing The Rock from the Sky and other titles by our featured author.


April 13, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Politics and Prose Bookstore
(202) 364-1919

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