Bring Jarrett Krosoczka to your school! (2007)

Great Big Book Bash 2007: Jarrett Krosoczka

What is it like to be an illustrator or author of children's books? How does an idea turn into a sketch, then a character, and finally become a book?
Find out with us on Saturday, February 24, as part of the 2007 Great Big Book Bash, in which children's author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka reads from his acclaimed children's books and talks with his audience about how the books were created.
This is your chance to meet the person behind the books such as Punk Farm, which is currently in production by DreamWorks.
(Don't forget about our Punk Out Your Bag! contest as part of Great Big Book Bash!)
As part of the Great Big Book Bash, Jarrett Krosoczka will do two performances and book-signings:

10:30 a.m. - noon
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Acoustamaniacs will also perform.
Books will be available for purchase on-site. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. To purchase yours, call (256) 532-5950 or talk to a Youth Services librarian at any Huntsville - Madison County Library branch. (Please keep in mind: for their safety and your peace of mind, all children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.)
Biography
Jarrett J. Krosoczka used to be a goofy kid that liked to draw. Now, he is an award winning published author/illustrator with many books to his credit. Growing up in Worcester, MA Jarrett drew relentlessly and always had a cast of characters that he wrote stories for. In 9th grade, Jarrett won a contest with The Worcester Telegram & Gazette and for the first time - saw his work in print.
This sparked a fire within. He went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design - after being initially rejected. It was in his senior year that he received his first illustration job for a national educational publisher. Then, six months after graduating RISD, Jarrett carried his portfolio into New York City and landed a contract for his first book. He immediately ran to a pay phone to share the good news with his grandparents. Good Night, Monkey Boy was published on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett has since been busy producing more books – including Baghead, Bubble Bath Pirates, Annie Was Warned, Max for President, Punk Farm, Giddy Up, Cowgirl and My Buddy, Slug. In 2003, Jarrett was chosen by Print as one of their 20 top new visual artists under 30. His work has also been short listed by Newsweek, USA Today, The Boston Globe and The New York Times, among others. Jarrett's book Punk Farm, which is about a group of raucous farm animals who form an underground rock band, is currently in development as a feature film at DreamWorks Animation.
When not working on books, Jarrett keeps busy by bowling, snowboarding, and playing video games from the 80's.
Mark your calendar!
Date: Sat., February 24
First show: 10:30 a.m.
Second show: 2 p.m.
Place: Main Library
Room: Auditorium
To buy tickets:
Call (256) 532-5950 or see any Youth Services Librarian at any branch.
Questions?
Call swalker [at] hpl [dot] lib [dot] al [dot] us (Stephenie) at (256) 532-5954.