Parnassus Books welcomes Jennifer Trafton, author of the new middle grade novel Henry and the Chalk Dragon. Special musical guests will include Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame.
Anyone under the age of 13 who comes dressed as a knight or a dragon will receive a door prize.
In Henry and the Chalk Dragon by Jennifer Trafton, illustrated by Benjamin Schipper, a boy discovers that being a true artist means being brave - even when your art has a mind of its own.
In the town of Swashbuckle, just about anything can happen, and when eight-year-old henry Penwhistle draws a mighty Chalk Dragon on his door, the dragon does what Henry least expects - it runs away. Now Henry’s art is out for him and his schoolmates. To vanquish the beast, Henry must do more than catch his art - he has to let his imagination run wild. And that takes bravery.
Jennifer Trafton is the author of The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal and was a nominee for Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award and the National Homeschool Book Award. She lives in Nashville, where in addition to pursuing her love of art and illustration, she teaches writing classes, workshops, and summer camps in a variety of schools, libraries, and homeschool groups in the Nashville area, as well as online classes to kids around the world.