Kristen Halverson: THE DANCING SWAN

Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
Dragonfly Books
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books welcomes Elkader children’s book author Kristen Halverson for storytime, an author talk, and art activities featuring her new book, Sienna Rose: The Dancing Swan (Wind Rise Books, LLC 2019). Halverson will read from and talk about writing her book and lead art activities related to the book on Saturday morning, October 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St.

Halverson was first inspired by her horses' personalities and events on their farm to write and launch her first storybook, The Tale of Josephine Rose: A Horse's Magical Neigh, (Wind Rise Books, LLC 2016), which focuses on themes of kindness and inclusion. Since 2016 she has published eight more children’s books with two forthcoming in fall 2019--The Tale of Prince Misha: The Lost Snow Maiden, a Russian themed fairytale, and Meow Cello.

A Houston, Texas native, Halverson moved to Elkader, Iowa in 2014. She has degrees in Political Science, Spanish, and Strategic Leadership from LeTourneau University and studied creative writing there as well as Hollins University in Virginia. These classes inspired her to eventually embark on her own literary journey. She is currently specializing in library programs that cater to PreK-5th grades along with programs for adults that focus on the history of the horse as well as writing workshops.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Saturday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.

Sienna Rose: The Dancing Swan Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780578516035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kristen Halverson - August 2019

Sienna Rose, a curious swan has a dream to dance on her toes. After reading books about ballet, she seeks the help of her best friend Dasha. Sienna Rose soon meets teacher Tatiana, who shows her how to dance ballet. Tatiana encourages Sienna Rose to try out for the grand ballet in May.


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