BOOK SIGNING: James E. Ransome - "The Christmas Tugboat": A SINTERKLAAS EVENT

Event date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6
12572-0482 Rhinebeck

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY as part of SINTERKLAAS 2013.


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Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, and the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City has said it beautifully since 1931. But how does the tree get there? One year, the tugboat captain (and author) George Matteson, his wife, and their daughter traveled by tug to fetch the giant tree. This dramatic picture book tells the story of their real-life journey up the Hudson River, and James Ransome's striking paintings capture the excitement of the trip and the pride of the young girl who helped steer the tug into New York Harbor.

James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He will be signing copies of The Christmas Tugboat as part of the Sinterklaas Festivities from 4-5pm on Saturday, December 1. Be sure to stop by and get your copy, and pick up one for all the kids in your family - it's the perfect Holiday gift!

Ransome lives in Rhinebeck, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children.

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