During her appearance here, Brett will give a demonstration on how to draw a chicken like the ones featured in her new book, Hughes Perry said. Brett also will talk about the inspiration for the book and then sign copies of her books.
"Cinders" is a "snowy version" of the Cinderella tale, set in 18th century Russia, a news release said. Brett traveled to Russia and did extensive research to capture the historic architecture and clothing in detail in her illustrations in the book.
Aimed at children ages 3-5, the 32-page book is scheduled to be released Nov. 5 in hardcover with a list price of $17.99, the news release said.
Brett's best-selling children's books include "The Mitten," "Hedgie's Surprise," "Daisy Comes Home," and "The Three Snow Bears." She currently has 38 million books in print.
Lunch with the author drawingYou could win lunch with Jan Brett on her tour bus for you and three friends by entering a drawing on her website, www.janbrett.com.
On the website, you also can enter to win one of 99 free posters Brett is giving away.