"You will see that you are like me. The words you say, the songs you sing, the thoughts you think, every action you take is a seed. You plants these seeds every day."
- The Faraway Tree
Join us on Sunday, October 9th, 1 pm - 4 pm, at Strawberry Plains for a day of activities and an interactive book reading of "Marigold and the Faraway Tree" (Penguin Random House) with children's book author, Alison Fast. "Marigold and the Faraway Tree" is a charming story about a nine-year-old girl whose relationship with an old tree, guides her through a season in her life. It is a simple tale, full of universal wisdom that encourages children to plant "seeds" kindness, happiness and friendship in their lives.
In celebration of World Habitat Day (which is Oct. 3rd) we will be hosting a day of activities highlighting the habitat needs of all of Earth's beings, including our feathered and furry friends of the Mississippi Hill Country and the landscape of Strawberry Plains. In addition to book readings out at the giant Sharecropper Oak, we will have a day of activities planned, including hands-on art explorations with renowned Grenada artist, Robin Whitfield. We encourage children, parents, teachers and everyone to attend and enjoy a fall afternoon at Strawberry Plains and engaging with this lovely book and author.
Alison Fast is an author and filmmaker, who loves storytelling across all mediums. Her inspiration comes from traveling, spending time in nature and leading documentary filmmaking workshops in Mississippi and South Africa.
This event is FREE and open to the public, though pre-registration is required. Contact Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-252-155 to sign up.
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Books will be available for purchase at the event for $10.00/each. Pre-order a copy of the book online at Amazon.com