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Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Home, her debut solo picture book. She is also the illustrator of The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket and Dillweed’s Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic by Florence Parry Heide, and she collaborated with her husband, Colin Meloy, on the best-selling Wildwood series. Her most recent works include Du Iz Tak? and The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid. Ellis lives with her family outside Portland, Oregon.

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November 2017

Words and Pictures: Award-winning Children’s Book Authors


November 11 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

An event for all ages, offering a glimpse behind the scenes in the life of a children's book author. Four award-winning children's book authors in conversation about children's literature, writing and illustrating children's books. Featuring Mac Barnett (The Wolf, the Duck…

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Storytime: Du Iz Tak?


With: Carson Ellis
November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Children’s Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205 United States

The creator of Home turns a droll eye to the natural world, with gorgeous art and a playful invented language. Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller…

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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid


November 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear…

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