For the Kids! Janet Taylor Lisle at Partners Village Store on August 12

Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:00 am

Please bring your children and join us at Partners Village Store and Kitchen on Saturday, August 12th at 10:00am to meet local author  JANET TAYLOR LISLE and celebrate the release of her latest book “QUICKSAND POND”. Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle’s gorgeous and profound new novel about a pivotal summer in two girls’ lives explores the convictions we form, the judgments we make, and the values we hold. All ages welcome!

The pond is called Quicksand Pond.

It’s a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking, croaking life. It’s where, legend has it, people disappear. It’s where scrappy Terri Carr lives with her no-good family. And it’s where twelve-year-old Jessie Kettel is reluctantly spending her summer vacation.

Jessie meets Terri right away, on a raft out in the water, and the two become fast friends. On Quicksand Pond, Jessie and Terri can be lost to the outside world—lost until they want to be found. But a tragedy that occurred many decades ago has had lingering effects on this sleepy town, and especially on Terri Carr. And the more Jessie learns, the more she begins to question her new friendship—and herself.

As described by Shelf Awareness, “Quicksand Pond is a beautiful, realistic story about trust, self-doubt and judgment.”

Janet Taylor Lisle has written many novels for young readers, including the Newbery Honor winner Afternoon of the Elvesand The Art of Keeping Cool, which won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Her novels have also received Italy’s Premio Andersen Award, Holland’s Zilverin Griffel, and Notable Best Book distinction from the American Library Association, among other honors. A graduate of Smith College and former journalist, she lives in Rhode Island.


Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636-2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat on Saturday, August 12th at 10:00 am to meet Janet Taylor Lisle.