Sept. 20, 22—RUTLAND—On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host Thea Lewis for a talk on her new book, “Wicked Vermont.”
Vermont is a picturesque landscape, but the idyllic setting hides a sometimes dark and desperate past. H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, may have been the University of Vermont’s deadliest student. A Burlington resident made an empire partly by carrying contraband goods to and from Canada. The first United States president subject to a birther movement wasn’t 44, but a much lower number. A Burlington schoolboy ran away with the circus and became an international sensation under the big top. Author Thea Lewis takes a revealing ride through the unique and colorful history of the Green Mountain State.
Then, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m., John Churchman will visit Phoenix Books Rutland for a story time and book signing featuring “Alpaca Lunch,” the fourth book by the authors of the media sensation and instant New York Times bestseller “The SheepOver.”
“Alpaca Lunch” features Poppy, an adventurous young alpaca who discovers new foods growing around the farm. She tries dandelions in the spring, strawberries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and so much more. But when a frost arrives, Poppy can’t find any more tasty treats. What will she eat for lunch? Lucky for Poppy, someone has filled the barn to the brim with a surprise that she and her animal friends can eat all winter long.
“Alpaca Lunch” encourages healthy eating and trying new foods as the animals explore an array of colorful fruits and vegetables – some that kids may never have seen before.
Both events are free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.