MYSTIC: Launch Party for Betsy Devany (Lucy's Lovey)

Join us for a launch party for Mystic author Betsy Devany's book Lucy's Lovey from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, featuring both the author and the book's illustrator, Christopher Denise. This is an open house book signing and launch party for kids and adults of all ages, and we will have crafts, snacks and wine for the adults! Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite lovey to this event. 

About the Book
Lucy's favorite lovey, Smelly Baby, is her most loyal companion. They are simply inseparable. Smelly Baby may be pretty rag-tag and, well, smelly, but her smell is very much a part of why Lucy loves her so much. Then disaster strikes as Smelly Baby accidentally flies out the car window and gets LOST! What will Lucy do without Smelly Baby in her life?

With artwork by the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling illustrator Christopher Denise, this winning picture book debut celebrates the irreplaceable bond between a little girl and her favorite doll.

About the Author
When not writing for children of all ages, photographing birds/wildlife or hosting tea parties for her grandkids, Betsy Devany works part-time at Toy Soldier in Mystic, where she loves to hand-sell children's books, dollies, stuffies, and toys that inspire imagination. In her past life, Betsy designed appliquéd children's clothes, studied theatre, and was a dancer/singer, all of which continues to inspire her stories today. Betsy lives near Mystic with her family that includes a rescue cat, Terrapin; a rescue dog, Buddy; a resident groundhog, Wombat; and a very-loved, life-sized gorilla named Norman. 

About the Illustrator
Christopher Denise is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and   visual development artist. His first book, a retelling of the Russian folktale The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, was pronounced “a stunning debut” by Publishers Weekly. Since then, Chris has illustrated more than twenty five books for children, including Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee, Following Grandfatherby Rosemary Wells, Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root, Baking Day at Grandma's by his wife Anika Denise and some in Brian Jacques’ acclaimed Redwall series. His books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents’ Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Christopher Denise lives in Rhode Island with his family.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355