Celebrate the launch of this touching Christmas/Hanukkah story by Sudbury author Dara Goldman! Boris and Stella are two bears who love each other very much and want to get the perfect gift to help each other celebrate the holidays. But what happens when things get a little mixed up? Join us for reading, questions, refreshments, and kid's activities.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this child-oriented version of The Gift of the Magi, Boris wants to give something special to Stella for Christmas, and Stella wants to give Boris something special for Hanukkah. In the end, they each sell their most precious possessions to give each other the perfect gift.
“Every once in awhile a book comes along that reaches out and touches your soul. In Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift, author and illustrator Dara Goldman offers a gift to children everywhere replete with a timeless message of gratitude and generosity.” --Mark Pollick, President and Founder, The Giving Back FundA wonderful addition to the family library, this tender story featuring Boris, a musician, and Stella, a baker, celebrates holiday traditions, friendships, and gifts from the heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dara has been sketching animals and funny, little figures since she was a young girl. A freelance illustrator for the last 20 years, her work has never lost that sense of child-like wonder and magical delight. Dara’s spirited artwork has appeared in numerous publications from Your Big Back Yard Magazine to the New York Times. She has illustrated eighteen children's books and written and illustrated four.
To inspire children, Dara visits schools and libraries to show children step-by-step what it takes to put together a picture book, and she teaches illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Danforth Museum School, and the Concord Art Association. Dara lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.