An Afternoon with Legendary Author-Illustrator Patricia Polacco
Who: Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco.
What: Discussing and signing her beautiful new (it publishes today!) picture book, Holes in the Sky.
When: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 4 PM.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
How much: This is a free event. Reservations are essential. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337. Please note: Only books purchased at Rakestraw Books can be signed at this event.
Why you should care: One night, Trisha’s own Babushka points up at the stars. “Holes in the Sky,” she says. “The light of heaven is showing through from the other side.” When it is time to leave this world, she tells her, “that’s where we go.”
Bubbie promises to send a sign to Trisha from the other side, when her time comes. But, when her Bubbie leaves this world, Trisha waits and wishes for a sign that doesn’t come. What comes instead is a big change – their family moves to California.
Her new city, San Francisco, is experiencing a drought, but Trisha finds a bright spot in her new friend, the irrepressible Stewart, and his amazing grandmother, Miss Eula. Miss Eula not only takes Trisha under her wing, but steps up to lead their entire extraordinarily diverse neighborhood to help a hurting neighbor—and her once lush garden—survive the drought.
With her rich, joyful illustrations, Patricia deftly handles the subject of grief and the precious relationship between children and their grandparents.
It is a pleasure to invite you to join us as we celebrate the publication of Patricia Polacco's newest book, Hole in the Sky.