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Jan Brett | The Tale of the Tiger Slippers

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Providence High School Auditorium at 4557 W Patriot Ridge Drive, Herriman, UT. 

Jan Brett will do a live drawing demonstration and discuss the inspiriation behind her new children's picture book, The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.

Set in India, this gorgeous reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tale “Abu Kassem’s Slippers” features a poor tiger cub who is a very hard worker. His mother weaves him slippers to protect his feet from stones and thorns, and they allowed him to prosper—first making bricks, then building houses, and eventually becoming very wealthy. He continues to wear them until someone questions why such a prominent person would wear such worn shoes. Feeling embarrassed, Tiger tries to get rid of the slippers, but fate keeps bringing them back.

Finally, Tiger sends them to his uncle, who weeps with pride when he sees the slippers his sister made and his nephew used to accomplish so much. He sets off right away to visit them, bringing the slippers along. Tiger can’t believe the slippers are back again, but his little cub gives him an idea: honor the slippers by building a special place for them, to remind him of how far he’s come.

Jan Brett’s lush, vibrant version of this story will inspire fans of her international retellings to appreciate the hard work that leads to all of their successes. 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order* your signed copy of The Tale of the Tiger Slippers today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

*Jan will do her best to sign all books and personalizations are not guaranteed. If crowd size and time restraints do not permit personalizations or autographs, attendees will receive signed bookplates (die-cut, full-color Jan Brett artwork). 

Event date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Providence High School
4557 W Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator), Jan Brett
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399170744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019