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Saturday, May 12th 11-12:30PM Acadiana is composed of 22 parishes in southwest Louisiana. This tribute to the bountiful ecosystem and fond traditions of Creoles and Cajuns is beautifully illustrated and presents a foundation for appreciating the singular heritage of this region. "Goodnight Acadiana not only captured my attention the first time I opened it, it also took me away with the littlest effort because it is written about us and where we come from. My kids loved the book as well! The pictures compliment the story step-by-step, capturing our Cajun Culture to the fullest through vivid design and majestic storytelling! Having been to many places described in the book and having spent time in Acadiana truly allowed my children to relate. It really gave me a warm feeling to see them so engaged. We absolutely loved it!!!" --Derek Lesley C. Costner grew up in New Orleans but spent holidays and special occasions with family in Acadiana, where a cochon de lait (whole roasted suckling pig) was the order of the day. Though not a writer by training, her goal is to share the warmth and traditions of the region with those who know it well and those who may be surprised by the depth of its history. Leslie Crawford Costner is discussing and signing her book, Goodnight Acadiana. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.
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Saturday, May 12th 1-3PM When Hudson receives the weird message that Mokee Joe is coming, his life turns into a nightmare. Who is Mokee Joe? And what has Hudson done to make him so mad? There's only one course of action—Hudson must destroy this monster before it destroys him! Peter trained as a metallurgist and graduated with a master’s degree from Cambridge University in 1979. He chose to teach mathematics at Aston Comprehensive school. Since 1979, Peter has taught a number of schools, including Cheam, before becoming a full time author. He spends a lot of his time touring round schools, both in the UK and abroad, giving presentations about his books and inspiring kids to read. His cover illustrations are now done by Paul Davies, the illustrator who created some of Stephen King's covers, including It'. The internal illustrations are done by his son, the author and illustrator Simon Murray. To date the Mokee Joe series has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Peter J. Murray has claimed that he got the name "Mokee Joe" from when he was playing hide and seek with his kids and when he was looking for them, he shouted "Mokee Joe is coming". In years’ time, he was reminded of Mokee Joe, so he decided to become a full time author. A few of Mr. Murray’s books: Mokee Joe is Coming : When Hudson receives the weird message that Mokee Joe is coming, his life turns into a nightmare. Who is Mokee Joe? And what has Hudson done to make him so mad? There's only one course of action—Hudson must destroy this monster before it destroys him! Doomsday Trial: The battle takes a new and deadly twist, as Molly and Hudson return to earth with a bump, and their enemy's strength seems more potent than ever. Can they succeed before Mokee Joe wreaks vengeance on the entire world? Recharged: Mokee Joe is back and he's stronger than ever. He's determined to finish what he's been programmed to do—destroy Hudson. As the nightmare returns, Hudson has to fight for his life in an epic battle of strength and skill. The latest in the series is Mutant Resurrection which takes place in New York, New York and was released in January 2012. Peter J. Murray is discussing and signing his book, Mokee Joe is Coming. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.