Lahaska: Storytime with Wendy Greenley // Lola Shapes the Sky

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Friday, July 19th at 10:30 am at the Lahaska Bookshop
WENDY GREENLEY will be visiting the Lahaska Bookshop for a special storytime and book signing for her new book, LOLA SHAPES THE SKY — A cloud with a mind of her own and a gift for making awe-inspiring shapes encourages her friends to go beyond their practical functions and expand their imaginative horizons.

greenley cover photo"Clouds in the sky work to make weather through shade, rain, and snow, but one special cloud named Lola turns herself into incredible, creative, artful figures.

Thor, a large, godlike, domineering male cloud, chastises Lola for her playfulness, telling her “Clouds make weather, not shapes,” and howling “You’re the worst cloud ever!” Lola refuses to be intimidated or dissuaded by the overbearing voice of Thor and continues to display her personality through her fabulous shapes. “I may not be a weather-maker!” she declares, “but I can be ferocious…humorous…gorgeous.” For people on the ground Lola’s creations are remarkably lifelike, resembling in turn a roaring lion, a juggling penguin, and a beautiful girl. Despite Thor’s disapproval, the other clouds are inspired and learn to fluff and puff themselves into shapes with Lola, while Thor eventually relents: “Bravo, Lola!…You are one of a kind.” Lush digital illustrations place pastoral scenes in the foreground with (mostly) sky-blue hues in the background, accentuated by the downy, frothy whites of the various cloud characters. Lola’s attitude inspires confidence in one’s imaginative abilities to pursue life’s aspirations. Though not a new idea, this rendition is lovely and will couple well with Charles Shaw’s classic, It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947). A brief addendum on the different types of clouds and their significance is included."
-Kirkus Reviews

Until the age of seventeen Wendy Greenley lived in New Jersey. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Biology, a minor in French and a M.S. in Microbiology. She earned a law degree from Villanova University and served as a Case and Comment Editor on the Law Review. Her family lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania, England and Texas before returning to live in Pennsylvania. Her first publication was in the Journal of Fuel Technology.


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