Children's event with Janet K. Lee, illustrator of Sea Sirens

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome critically acclaimed illustrator Janet K. Lee for an event to celebrate the release of her newest book, Sea Sirens, a visually stunning, middle grade graphic novel about a spunky Vietnamese American surfer girl and her cantankerous talking cat who plunge into a fantasy world of oceanic marvels and mayhem. Read on for important event guidelines, as well as for more information about Janet and her new book!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line to have books brought from home signed at this event, please purchase a copy of Sea Sirens from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). Sea Sirens will be published on Tuesday, June 11, and will be available in both a hardcover and a paperback edition.

The best way to support an author featured at a Parnassus event, as well as to support Parnassus for hosting the author and the event, is to purchase the author's new book from Parnassus. Your purchase also demonstrates to publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus and to Nashville.

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 Janet sign your books and ship them to you after the event! Shipping is available to all fifty states as well as internationally. For international shipping quotes, please email; be sure to include your mailing address so that we can create an accurate shipping quote for you.

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.

More about Sea Sirens

Trot, a Vietnamese American surfer girl, and Cap'n Bill, her cranky one-eyed cat, catch too big a wave and wipe out, sucked down into a magical underwater kingdom where an ancient deep-sea battle rages. The beautiful Sea Siren mermaids are under attack from the Serpent King and his slithery minions--and Trot and her feline become dangerously entangled in this war of tails and fins.

This beautiful graphic novel was inspired by The Sea Fairies, L. Frank Baum's "underwater Wizard of Oz." It weaves Vietnamese mythology, fantastical ocean creatures, a deep-sea setting, quirky but sympathetic main characters, and fast-paced adventure into an imaginative, world-building story.

More about Janet K. Lee

Janet K. Lee made her first foray into illustration as the co-creator of Return of the Dapper Men, which won an Eisner Award and was named to both YALSA and USA TODAY Best Of lists. Her subsequent work has received Harvey and Eisner nominations. Janet has lived in Nashville most of her life and remains active in her local art community, teaching comics workshops in partnership with the Nashville Public Library.  She lives with her husband, her son, two good dogs, and four very bad cats—one of whom looks suspiciously like a curmudgeonly cat called Cap’n Bill.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Amy Chu, Janet K. Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451480163
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Amy Chu, Janet K. Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451480170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019