Maxine Rose Schur and Jeanne de Sainte Marie read and sign "Marielle in Paris"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes author Maxine Rose Schur and illustrator Jeanne de Sainte Marie to the store to read and sign their picture book, Marielle in Paris on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 am. There will be some fun craft projects and games too! This event is perfect for kids ages 4-8 and their parents. Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree's nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris. Maxine and Jeanne have some fun games and crafts planned such as: Let’s name the next book character Let’s play “What if?” Let’s make up some completely different story endings Let’s whisper about our fears and scary things!! Create your own clothes design for the characters with paper doll cut-outs Jeanne will show you how Create your own flying paper pigeon--- Jeanne will show you how Watch an illustration appear right before your eyes through Jeanne’s magic! Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning children's book author and travel writer. She has written ten books for young people, including picture books and historical novels. A former professional actor, she gives guest lectures and teaches writing workshops. She has a bachelor's degree in theater arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in liberal arts from Stanford University. Jeanne de Sainte Marie has been an avowed daydreamer since childhood. As an adult, she turns her fantasy worlds into fictional worlds for children. In addition to books, she has employed her colorful, engaging style on Advent calendars, CD covers, posters, periodicals, and materials for vehicles. At one time, one of her fabric designs could be found on the seats of Paris city buses. She grew up in Michigan, studied fine art and textile design at the University of Michigan and at the Ecole nationale suprieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, where she now resides.