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 Dec 05-Dec 05 An Evening with the Author: Jan Brett

 An Evening with the Author: Jan Brett

The Fort Smith Public Library is excited to host children’s author Jan Brett! Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of over 35 picture books which have sold over 42 million copies combined. Her books have been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook, and others. This evening with Jan Brett will feature a discussion and drawing demonstration of her newest book, The Tale of the Tiger Slippers. Inspired by Brett’s tiger research trip to India, it is a gorgeous reimagining of the classic Persian folktale Abu Kassem’s Slippers featuring a poor tiger cub who is a very hard worker. The cub’s mother makes him sturdy slippers to protect his feet from stones and thorns while making bricks and building houses. Eventually his hard work makes him wealthy. He continues to wear his cherished slippers until one day he’s questioned why someone so prominent and successful would wear such tattered shoes. Feeling embarrassed, Tiger tries hard to get rid of the slippers. However, fate keeps bringing them back. Registration is not required; however, seating is limited. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more about Jan Brett and all her books, please visit:,, and

Event Contact Information: 479-783-0229 Free. 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM. Fort Smith Public Library , 3201 Rogers Avenue , Fort Smith , Ark. 479-783-0229


316 North 7th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901