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Author Visit-Erica Montgomery

  • When Jun 17, 2023 from 10:00 AM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where Queen City Room, 2nd floor
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  • Contact Phone 6608261314
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Help us welcome Sedalia Native and Children's Book Author, Erica Montgomery, to the library!

Last summer, Erica came and shared her book, The Craft Center.  This year, she has a new book to share with us, The Ugly Tree.  

For eighteen years, the author saw the tree in her backyard as overwhelming because of its size. One evening as she was looking out the bedroom window, she started thinking about all the things she would not miss about this tree. As she thought about the falling branches and the leaves she had to clean up, she remembered that because of the strong branches, her children had the firmest sticks to go bug hunting with. Because of the massive leaf drop, their yard had the biggest leaf pile to jump in. She was also reminded of the squirrels, the Cardinal and Blue Jays and other birds who often visited this tree. There were so many activities in and around that tree. Now, she finds it hard to see that Ugly Tree standing in her backyard as anything but beautiful-and that there is purpose in each season.

Ugly Tree is written through the eyes of an adult and illustrated with the simplicity of childhood play. The beautiful illustrations by Paula S. Wallace bring a whimsical touch and a visual feast.

Erica will share her new book with us and we'll join together for a craft project.  Erica's books can be purchased ahead of time and you can bring them with you for her to sign!

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