Celebrity Storytime: Crescent Dragonwagon - Will It Be Okay?

Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Masks required for in person attendance
Please RSVP for the presentation here
Virtually at Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page
 
Left Bank Books welcomes the award-winning author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages,
Crescent Dragonwagon,
who will read aloud from this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace,
Will It Be Okay?
in our store on September 11th at 2pm!
Crescent Dragonwagon will also have treats from her cookbook Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition!
Join us in person in the store or our YouTube & Facebook Live Page.
 
Order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Crescent Dragonwagon will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
 
 
Crescent Dragonwagon is the award-winning author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages, including the original edition of Will It Be Okay?, published in 1977 by HarperCollins. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
 
 

Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace.

In this beautiful new edition of a timeless picture book classic, a child asks, "Will it be okay?" That bee sting, that thunderstorm, those powerful feelings, losing a loved one. Written by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of legendary children's book author and editor Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the equally inimitable Jessica Love, Will It Be Okay? answers a timeless and universal question with honesty, humanity, beauty, and humor. Will it be okay? Yes--yes, it will.

 

Kirkus Reviews (08/15/2022):
An updated version of Dragonwagon's 1977 release, originally illustrated by Ben Shecter, with new artwork by Love. Written entirely in dialogue between a parent and a child, the text addresses childhood fears ranging from the small ("But what if there is thunder and lightning?") to the profound ("But what if you die?"). The latter worry arises toward the end of the book, after the child has received matter-of-fact, loving reassurance about many other fears ("You sit at your window and watch the rain beating down over the houses..."). The parent does not seem visibly ill, which suggests that this is a general query about mortality rather than a pressing concern. Throughout, Love's illustrations brim with vitality and emotion, evoking a style akin to some of Trina Schart Hyman's earlier work in the characters' design, with spare backgrounds that offer expressive, decorative embellishments to help set mood and tone. This tender tale is a balm for worried children in troubled times and a model of comfort for caregivers to offer them. The main characters have light skin, dark eyes, and curly, black hair. (This book was reviewed digitally.) More than OK. Much more. (Picture book. 3-8) COPYRIGHT(2022) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


 

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
Will It Be Okay? By Crescent Dragonwagon, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836504
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Cameron Kids - September 6th, 2022

Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition By Crescent Dragonwagon Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781682261842
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: University of Arkansas Press - August 23rd, 2022

Bean by Bean: A Cookbook: More than 175 Recipes for Fresh Beans, Dried Beans, Cool Beans, Hot Beans, Savory Beans, Even Sweet Beans! By Crescent Dragonwagon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780761132417
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 15th, 2012

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep By Crescent Dragonwagon, David McPhail (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316336277
Availability: Backordered
Published: LB Kids - January 5th, 2016

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