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Young Readers League 2015!

Vroman’s is pleased to announce a new Young Readers League program and selection, sponsored by the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library!

This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. 
Last year over 1,000 children in the Pasadena community participated in some aspect of our program –
by reading the book or attending one of our events, which included cape making, comic book workshops, a pajama party and more.

Our Fall 2015 Selection is… Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

This wonderful debut novel gives us a new spin on a fairy tale classic. 
Rump has never known his full name – his mother died before she could tell him. 
So all his life he’s been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. 
But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. 
For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold.  Magical gold. 

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous – and she’s right! 
That gold is worth its weight in trouble. 
And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There’s only one way to break the spell: 
Rump must go on a quest to find his true name,
along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. 
The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship – and a cheeky sense of humor – Rump just might triumph in the end.

Rump is available now! 
You can stop in and grab a copy or give us a call at 626-449-5320.

This fall, Vroman’s Bookstore and the Pasadena Public Library will be hosting all kinds of special Rump events and activities. 
In November we’re pleased to bring author Liesl Shurtliff to Pasadena where she will visit local schools, the Boys & Girls Club and the Pasadena Central Library (to meet you!).

Upcoming Young Readers League Events:
Please note the location of each event (in red) and registration information. 

Thursday November 19, 3:30pm
Trees of Gold at Hill Avenue Library

(55 South Hill Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106)
Create a tree or a whole forest withs leaves of gold.
All materials are provided. For all ages. 

Thursday November 19, 4:30pm
Teen Hand Lettering at Central Library, Studio on 4th

(285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101)
Transform your handwriting into artful drawings.
Style a phrase or your name and develop an illustrative concept that matches its mood and tone.
Led by Alethea Allarey.
For teens. To register call 626-744-4246. 

Saturday November 21, 3:00pm
Doll Making at Lamanda Park Library

(140 South Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107)
Sew your own Rump inspired doll with artist Liane Shih.
Call 626-744-7266 to register. Ages 8+

Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307977960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 22nd, 2014

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307977939
Availability: We Can Order This For You
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013