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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Kids Day with Sheila Heti next week!

Get ready, our next afternoon of juice, cookies, and story readings, this time with very special guest Sheila Heti, is happening at the store this next Sunday at 2pm!

As you know, Sheila is also gracing us with her presence two days later at the Trampoline Hall/Book Launch for her other new and already acclaimed new book at Sala, but this will be a totally different ball game: we will be launching We Need a Horse, a kids book written by Sheila and painted by the wonderful Clare Rojas.



It's about a speckled horse who is trying to figure out why he was made a horse, with some help from a sassy tennis-playing sheep and a talking apple. This book is one of the first four from McSweeney’s McMullens, McSweeney's new children’s imprint which strives to remind readers of just how delightful it can be to sit down and read a book.



Sheila will be reading from the book, presenting a slideshow, and answering questions like "How can a sheep play tennis if sheep don't have hands?" Don't miss this, it'll be fun and free!

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Praise for We Need a Horse

"This meditation on connectedness and one's purpose has a low-key Zen (or Samuel Beckett?) flavor that is somehow comforting and fun to follow."

San Francisco Chronicle

"In this subtle existential meditation, newcomer Heti imagines a dreamlike landscape in which big questions are gently asked, and just as gently answered. (...) Rojas's animals, with their guarded expressions and stylized postures, have the static quality of folk art, yet the overall sensibility is fresh, even futuristic. The dust jacket, printed on luxuriously heavy paper, unfolds to reveal poster-sized reproductions of the book's artwork."

Publisher's Weekly


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