Story Time & Book Launch - Calef Brown

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Event date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Calef Brown Event

Up Verses Down: Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense
by Calef Brown

Join us for a special story time with Calef Brown for the book launch of Up Verses Down: Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense.

Enter the zany, delightful world of this long-format picture book poetry collection from Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award winner and #1 New York Times–bestselling author-illustrator Calef Brown.

This book is powered by 100% natural
A verse-based energy source
(with verbal synergy, of course)

Up Verses Down is vibrantly rendered in Calef’s full-color artwork and stars his brilliantly imagined characters and worlds—from Sleepy LaFeete, who chooses to snooze in the busiest spots, to Mister Adam Hatter and the Lovely Lady Wigg, who had a fig banquet and danced a fancy jig, to a guyy named Rexx that uses exxtra Xs every now and then. It’s an irresistible world: creative, hilarious, and inspired! Calef has cultivated a reputation as one of the premiere children's poets in the industry and is highly decorated in honors and awards for his talent.

Calef Brown is an illustrator, character designer, and children's book creator. Books he has written and illustrated include Hypnotize a Tiger, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Award, Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Hallowilloween, and Flamingos on the Roof, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also illustrated Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, The Yggyssey, and The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He lives with his family in Rhode Island. Visit his website at