Author event with Jerry Joyner, author of Thirteen

Please join Parnassus Books for a celebration of Nashville's own Jerry Joyner and his children's book, Thirteen, on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30pm. Read on for more information about the event, the book, and the author!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Thirteen from Parnassus Books. By purchasing your book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus.

Video recording, audio recording, and/or live-streaming during author appearances and signings is not possible without prior written permission from the publisher and Parnassus Books.

Can't make it to the event, but still want to purchase an autographed or personalized book? Place your order below, enter "signed copy" plus any personalization details in the comments section of your order, and we'll have the author sign your books and ship them to you after the event!

More about Thirteen

"Fortunately, Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner's classic book Thirteen is finally back in print! Thirteen stories, thirteen spreads, endless surprises. One of my own personal childhood favorites, Thirteen is a love letter to book-making, a valentine to the art of the page-turn, an experimental vision of what picture books can do. It's a treasure chest of ideas, wit, suspense, surprise and joy. Even if you've been everywhere, and seen everything, you've never experienced anything quite like this before!" --Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Thirteen is no ordinary picture book. It is book of visual and conceptual revolutions, metamorphoses, and narratives that swallow their own tails. In thirteen illustrated stories, plus "a preview of coming attractions," nothing less than the birth of the world, its duration, death, and rebirth occurs, in thirteen arresting and evolving tableaus, involving a sinking ship, a play, a leaf and caterpillar, a card trick, swans, a worm, Cinderella, the alphabet, paper magic, pyramids, a getting-thin-and-getting-fat-again dance, the fall and rise of civilization, and a countdown. This is not a book you read from beginning to end, so much as one you enter into, are absorbed by and transformed, like the thirteen tableaus themselves.

More about Jerry Joyner

Jerry Joyner is an author and illustrator of children's books including Bialosky's Special PicnicMy First Cookbook: A Bialosky & Friends BookAll About Mud, and Thirteen. He lives in the greater Nashville area of Tennessee.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Thirteen Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681372303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review of Books - May 22nd, 2018