Join us in welcoming award-winning Pennsylvania author & illustrator Lee Harper as he leads a storytime and signs copies of Turkey's Valentine Surprise, Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 AM. This is an in-person event.
About the Book:
Turkey is delivering his valentines in disguise in this funny addition to the popular series.
Turkey loves nothing better than a good trick...except maybe a good disguise. So for Valentine's Day, he decides to secretly deliver a card to each of his friends. But when he dresses up as a cat to deliver the purr-fect valentine, he's quickly found out. It turns out that outsmarting his pals is harder than he thought. Luckily, Turkey has more silly surprises in store.
About the Author:
I am a picture book illustrator, author, and father of four living on a small farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with my wife Krista, four sheep, ten chickens, one German shepherd, two barn cats, two pigs, and a family of barn swallows.
New in 2022 is Turkey‘s Valentine Surprise, my sixth collaboration with author Wendi Silvano. Coming on May 9th, 2023, is Turkey’s Sandtastic Beach Day.
My books have achieved many honors, including the Michigan Reads Award, a Book Sense Hot Pick, Great Lake Book Award, The Gift of Literacy Oregon Book Choice, Amazon Charts Top 20 (multiple times), International Reading Association – Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice title, and YABC Top Ten Picture Book. My books have also been nominated for state book awards in Vermont, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Nevada, Florida (Honor Book), South Carolina, North Carolina, Nebraska, Arizona, and Washington.
I received my formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I was the recipient of the Louis S. Ware European Traveling Scholarship.
Artwork from several of my books is included in the permanent collection of The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books.
In addition to writing and illustrating picture books, I lead interactive presentations at schools, and was selected by the Pennsylvania Association of School Librarians as a top ten visiting author.