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Library News Release

Release Date: 01/16/2013

Children's author Stephen Savage reads from 'Polar Bear Morning' Jan. 29 at The Seattle Public Library

Stephen Savage

Stephen Savage, children's author and illustrator of "Where's Walrus?" and "Little Tug," will read and talk about his work from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at The Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


"Polar Bear Morning" is a children's story about friendship featuring a polar bear cub.


Savage is known for his economical style of illustration that conveys complex ideas and emotion with simple lines and color. He is the illustrator of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling picture book "Polar Bear Night," which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated children's book and an ALA Notable Book. He is the creator of "Where's Walrus?," also named an ALA Notable Book as well as a best book of 2011 by Publisher's Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and the Horn Book. He lives in Brooklyn.


For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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