Byrd's Books will host Jennifer Thermes, author of "Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island," for a book talk on Saturday Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Thermes will discuss how she came to write and illustrate her book. A book signing will follow her talk.
About the book from the publisher: Through dramatic illustrations, informative sidebars, and detailed maps inspired by historic archives, Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island by map illustrator and author Jennifer Thermes, explores the rich history that still draws people from all around the world to the island's shores today.
In a starred review, Booklist says of the book, "This slice of American history is a gem." Publishers Weekly's starred review says, "Like Manhattan itself, much is packed into this handsomely illustrated history."
About the author: Jennifer Thermes is a map illustrator and the author-illustrator of books for children, including Charles Darwin's Around the-World Adventure and Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. She lives in Connecticut.
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