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Picture Book Club: Tracy Marchini

Picture Book Club: Tracy Marchini

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 04:00PM ET
Event Location: 
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Join us for a reading of Princesses Can Fix It! with picture book author Tracy Marchini, followed by a Q&A and kids’ book discussion with our book club moderator! Get in the spirit by wearing your most festive royal attire and bringing along your favorite tool kits. Be sure to have drawing utensils handy, too, for anyone who wishes to participate in a coloring activity!

Books purchased at registration come with a signed bookplate.


About Picture Book Club

Picture Book Club spends every Tuesday afternoon discussing the art and design elements of picture books. Our special monthly author-illustrator visits provide the unique opportunity to chat one-on-one with the people behind the books! Join us for a reading and Q&A with Tracy Marchini on May 11th at 4pm as she discusses her creative process! Perfect for ages 3-8, but open to all lovers of picture books, writing, and illustration.

About Guest Author Tracy Marchini & the Book!

Tracy Marchini is a children's literary agent and picture book author. Princesses Can Fix It! is her second book, and her debut - Chicken Wants a Nap - was called "A surprising gem" in a starred Kirkus review.

The castle is crawling with wayward alligators, and the clueless king doesn’t know how to fix it. Lila, Margaret, and Harriet have lots of ideas, but their father won’t listen! According to him, the Princesses should be focusing on proper pursuits like drawing, jewelry, and music. When the three girls start falling asleep during the day, the King sends the Prince to investigate …

What he discovers is that the three princesses are gathering at night to use their knowledge of the six simple machines to invent an ingenious alligator removal contraption in their secret workshop.

This STEAM-focused take on the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses includes fun illustrations bursting with hilarious detail (and alligators), zany characters, and three inspiring princesses who know that they have what takes to save the day.