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Sunbelt Spotlight: Coyote Claus with Cory Cooper Hansen
December 2 @ 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Coyote Claus: A Southwestern Desert Tale, is an original manuscript which brings the cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert to life through the familiar genre of Clement C. Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas. Through this rollicking holiday adventure, readers discover the uniqueness of the Southwestern United States. Many authors have adapted this poem to explore different settings and characters. Coyote Claus has been carefully depicted through experience to accurately (but with a bit of whimsy) represent the unique life of this remarkable area. Both adults and children will enjoy the familiar lilt of the poem and quickly recognize how the conflict, plot, and theme work together with a Sonoran twist.
Join Sunbelt Publications and author Cory Cooper Hansen for a reading of this desert twist on a holiday classic. In addition to the poem, the book features non-fiction passages at the bottom of each page, deepening the reader’s knowledge of the Southwest by connecting the story of the poem to factual information about the area. Both the poem and the facts will be read during this program. A slideshow of the charming illustrations by award-winning artist Mark A. Hicks will be shared as the pages are read aloud. After the reading, the author will be available for questions and answers.