"Carl and the Meaning of Life" with Deborah Freedman

May 18, 2019 – 10:30 am

Deborah Freedman, the author and illustrator of numerous beloved children’s books, will be visiting the Main Library on Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. to share her newest book with us: Carl and the Meaning of Life.

About Carl and the Meaning of Life

In the story, Carl, an earthworm, spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: “Why?” Carl’s quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of whom seems to know exactly what they were put on this earth to do, unlike the curious Carl. But it’s not until the world around him has changed that Carl begins to realize everyone, no matter how small, makes a big difference just by being themselves.

Deborah’s visit will include an author read-aloud and a drawing demonstration! Stick around after for an art activity, book sales and signing, and yummy “worm and mud” snacks!

Meet Deborah

Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in books. Her first picture books were tiny and hand-made over twenty years ago for her own children, and her first published book, Scribble, debuted in 2007. Since then, she has written and illustrated Blue ChickenThe Story of Fish & SnailBy Mouse & Frog, and most recently, Shy, and This House, Once. Her books have been translated into seven different languages, adopted in classrooms across the country, and received many starred and rave reviews, honors, and awards — including SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award and a Parent’s Choice Gold Award. To learn more about Deborah, visit her fantastic website HERE.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call Youth Services at 767-7660 x 3.