“Even more enchanting than Henry’s magic is Roberts’ gentle way of addressing how Henry handles the loss of his grandfather.”—BCCB
“[A] sensitive, sweet story about a little boy and his grandfather.”—Booklist
Join Grammy-nomintaed musician and author Justin Roberts and Illustrator Deborah Hocking for a reading and sing-along of The Great Henry Hopendower! After the reading, children are invited to make a paper puppet lion based on one of Henry Hopendower's friends from the book.
About the book: The Great Henry Hopendower is an aspiring young magician who learned everything he knows from the very best -- his grandpa. This heartwarming story is a celebration of the wonder that surrounds us all and the people we love most.
About Deborah Hocking: Deborah Hocking is an illustrator who lives and works in a 100 year old cottage in Portland, Oregon. For six years, she worked as a cook and gardener at a château in France, but now she has the incredible privilege of spending her days drawing for children, chasing magic. "The Great Henry Hopendower" is her second picture book.
About Justin Roberts: Justin Roberts is a two-time Grammy nominated all star of the family music scene and the author of "The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade." Hailed by the New York Times as "the Judy Blume of kiddie rock," he logs thousands of miles on the road each year, dishing out unexpectedly intelligent and fun rocking music for kids and their parents. "The Great Henry Hopendower" is his second picture book. Justin lives in Chicago.