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Meet Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss at the Main Street Landing Film House!
Sunday, September 23
2:00 - 4:00pm

The Flying Pig Bookstore is delighted to join Candlewick Press in presenting the award-winning, multiple NYTimes-bestselling children's book phenoms, author Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Harry Bliss, at the Main Street Landing Film House on Sunday, September 23 at 2 pm.

Kate and Harry have teamed up on a brand-new picture book, Good Rosie!

ABOUT GOOD ROSIE!: Sometimes a shy dog isn't sure how to make new friends. Rosie is happy with her human companion, George, but would also like some pals of her own canine persuasion. At first, the dog park is overwhelming — too many dogs, too much bounce and bark! Soon, a couple of friendly dogs bound over to meet her. Can Rosie find a way to become friends with big, loud Maurice and tiny, yippy Fifi?

Author Kate DiCamillo says, "I think that maybe Good Rosie! is about how we all need to find our people (or our dogs) and that those friendships are necessary and maddening and wondrous." Illustrator Harry Bliss adds, "I like the way these three dogs find friendship. It’s not always easy letting your guard down, letting someone into your world of insecurities, and I feel this book touches on that in a very intimate and real way."

After their presentation, Kate and Harry will take questions from the audience and autograph books. Please see the book signing guidelines for specifics.


• Purchase of Good Rosie! at the event or The Flying Pig Bookstore (receipt required) is necessary to enter the signing line

• Kate and Harry will sign an unlimited number of Good Rosie! titles per customer

• Because of time constraints, Kate and Harry can only sign two additional backlist books per person  

• Pre-sales of Kate's upcoming middle-grade novel, Louisiana's Way Home (October 2 release), will include an autographed bookplate



KATE DICAMILLO is the beloved author of many books for children,
including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals. Her most recent middle-grade novel, Raymie Nightingale, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award Finalist. She is also the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature with more than 22 million books in print worldwide, Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.

HARRY BLISS is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker. He has illustrated many picture books, including the #1 New York Times best-selling series by Doreen Cronin that began with Diary of a Worm, and he has both written and illustrated several picture books, including Grace for Gus and Luke on the Loose. Harry Bliss lives in New Hampshire.

Event Location

The Film House at Main Street Landing, Lake & College Building, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401

Good Rosie! (Hardcover )

  • By Kate DiCamillo
  • Price: $16.99
  • ISBN 9780763689797
  • Published: Candlewick Press (MA)


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