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Friday, October 24 at 6:30PM
Actor, Director & Educator
speaking & signing
The Rhino Who
A limited number of books & tickets for the signing are available in-store only.
Due to the limited amount of time we have for this event, we are only distributing a certain number of tickets for the signing line.
Please be advised that, while there is no limit to the number of people who may hear Burton speak, there IS a limit to the number of people who may have books signed at this event. Thank you for your understanding.
We are thrilled to welcome LeVar Burton, an icon of reading for generations of book lovers, to BookPeople to share his new picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves, until he is given a gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. Burton has earned legions of fans as the host of Reading Rainbow and from his role as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Burton will read the book, take questions and then sign books. Tickets are required for the signing and are only available with the purchase of a copy of The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm from BookPeople.
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.
Books & tickets are available in-store only. We are currently NOT processing online orders for Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm. We will resume processing online orders for this title at 9AM on Saturday, 10/25.
We are no longer taking orders for signed copies of the book from people who cannot attend the event. Check back with us on 10/25 to inquire about the availability of signed copies.
SIGNING GUIDELINES: Only copies of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm will be signed at this event. No memorabilia. Thank you for your cooperation!
About The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm:
When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off on a whimsical journey toward healing. Along the way, he meets many friends, including a kind spider, a brave kangaroo, a wise tortoise, and an uplifting whale. With their help, Rhino lets go of the storm inside and learns to see the light in a world turned gray. Mica Mouse is soothed by the story and Papa's gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. In his first children's book, longtime Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gives us an engaging resource to help children express their feelings and navigate through difficult experiences. The "Take a Deeper Look" page at the end of the book even provides discussion questions to facilitate a healing dialogue.
About LeVar Burton:
Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton has been an icon for more than 35 years. 1977’s TV miniseries Roots propelled the 19-year-old Burton onto the world stage with his unforgettable performance as Kunta Kinte. As Star Trek: The Next Generation’s blind chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Burton reminded audiences that it’s not our disabilities but our contribution to society that defines us. In 2012 he formed RRKidz with his business partner Mark Wolfe. They hold the global rights to the Reading Rainbow brand through a partnership with series creator, WNED/Buffalo. For more information, visit www.readingrainbow.com.