Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Caldecott Reading Reward Program at the Brandywine River Museum!

Caldecott Reading Reward Program
To encourage a love of art and reading, the Brandywine River Museum will offer one free admission ticket to the exhibition Drawing from a Story: Selected Caldecott Medal Winners, to any child age 12 or under who reads, or has read to them, eight Caldecott Medal winning books. Parents can download a form, and a list of Caldecott Medal winners. Once the form is completed with the names of the eight required books, and signed by a parent, simply bring the form to the Museum and receive one free admission ticket when purchasing admission.
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Book Signing!
Saturday, May 22, 1- 3 p.m.
Jerry Pinkney
The Caldecott Medal winning illustrator will sign copies of his books from 1 to 3 p.m. Copies may be purchased in the Museum Shop. The signing is free for members or included in regular museum admission. Limit: three books per person.
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Featured Exhibition:
Drawing from a Story
Illustrations by Selected Caldecott Medal Winners

through May 23rd, 2010

Myths, fables, fairy tales, and folk tales are usually a child's first steps into the world of literature, and the illustrations that often accompany the text stir the imagination and provide entrée to magical worlds. First awarded in 1938, the Caldecott Medal is the most prestigious award for children's illustration. This exhibition features the works of selected Caldecott winners, including Maurice Sendak, Dorothy Lathrop, David Wiesner, Paul O. Zelinsky, Leo and Diane Dillon, Robert McCloskey, and 2010 medal winner, Jerry Pinkney, among many others.

Brandywine River Museum
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

$10 for adults; $6 for senior citizens, students and dhildren ages 6-12
Free for children under 6 and Brandywine Conservancy members.

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