Next Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., at the Mount’s Berkshire Family Focus sponsored free Books and Blooms program visitors are going to be treated to a reading from local children’s author John Seven and Jana Christy, who will read from one or all of these titles: ” “Frankie Liked to Sing,” “A Year With Friends,” and their most recent, “Gorilla Gardener.” Books will be available for purchase at the event.
we’re john & jana
and we make books for kids.
About Jana and John
We’ve been living and creating stories together for over 20 years. Our first book, Four Go Mad in Massachusetts, was an illustrated travel memoir of exploring the state with our twin sons (Giant Chairs! Plastics Museum! Guy With Too Many Thermometers!).
Since then we’ve mostly been creating picture books together. Books for wee ones about the fragility of the ocean, the months of the year, anarchy and independence, a happy troupe of punk rockers and Frank Sinatra.
We live in a big old creaky house in North Adams, Massachusetts with our unschooled sons, chickens and really weird dog.
Can we work for peaceful change and beautify our surroundings at the same time?
In these colorful pages, happy little Gorilla Gardener shows us how by secretly dropping seeds in sidewalk cracks to sprout flowers and green the city. Gorilla Gardener goes even farther, building a delightful world where nature rules and humans of all ages enjoy life outdoors, while having creative fun and adventure! With instructions for making your own seed-burst, with a glossary of gardening terms.