Celebrating James Marshall and
Humor in Children's Books!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 7:00 P.M. Free admission
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street (corner of Main Street)
Please join this lively celebration! In honor of the new collection, George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends (Houghton Mifflin), we will share an evening of appreciation for its author, James Marshall, and an exploration of humor in children’s books. A panel discussion will include several authors who contributed essays to the book. What was the creator of George and Martha like? What is the influence of James Marshalls work? How do children respond to his books? What makes a book funny?
Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book Magazine, will moderate this discussion. He will be joined by authors and illustrators Susan Meddaugh and David Wiesner, children’s literature expert Anita Silvey and Cambridge school librarian Susan Moynihan, who introduces first graders to George and Martha each year.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Co-sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Company, the Cambridge Public Library, The Foundation for Children’s Books, The Horn Book, Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For more information, please call 617-349-4409 or check