Sunday, May 8, 2011

Patricia Polacco book signing in Glen Rock

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of photographing prolific childrens' book author Patricia Polacco at Books, Bytes and Beyond for Young People in Glen Rock.  She was very well received by a packed audience of youngsters and their parents.
Despite learning disabilities which prevented her from learning how to read until she was 14 years old, Ms. Polacco has written 27 childrens' books, starting with her first one at age 41.  She also illustrates each book, creating drawings that are at least 25% larger than what appears on the page.

For this tour, she is promoting her latest, "Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln" which tells the story of two young boys playing with video games who discover themselves tranported through time to the battle fields of the Civil War where they meet famed photographer Matthew Brady.
Ms. Polacco is an Abraham Lincoln scholar who lives on a farm in Michigan which was visited by Lincoln during his ascent to the presidency.  She is a distant relative of Clara Barton.

During any photo shoot, sometimes the sweetest shots are those taken away from the action.  These young girls were happily reading by themselves on the floor of the book store, their stuffed toys beside them.  

All photos taken simply with my Nikon D300s and Nikkor 80-200mm lens with on-camera flash.

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