Adventure with Auntie Katie Macnamara, author of Rosie the Tarantula

2017 09 Dec
10:30am - 12:30pm
Adventure with Auntie Katie Macnamara, author of Rosie the Tarantula

Come for a fun adventure with auntie Katie Macnamara on the morning of December 9! Katie is the author of Rosie the Tarantula: A True Adventure in Chicago’s Field Museum. Chicago’s famed Field Museum of Natural History is home to a collection of thirty million geological and biological specimens that enchant and dazzle two million visitors of all ages each year. Based on a true story, this kids book is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the museum's treasures through the eyes of Rosie, a member of the museum’s live arachnid collection.

Several years ago, Rosie went on an expedition to the wonders of the Field’s soaring halls, such as Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as the secret specimens of animal fossils and human artifacts hidden away in drawers, cabinets, and bins. Renowned Field Museum artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara brings the marvels of the museum to vivid life in a set of gorgeous and meticulously accurate watercolors. Peggy’s daughter Katie narrates the story of this restless arachnid in rhyme ideal for reading aloud to children.

A keepsake quality book that will delight budding young scientists and their families, Rosie the Tarantula provides a colorful, interactive experience with one of Chicago’s foremost cultural institutions. This one-of-a-kind book is rounded out by fascinating notes for adult readers, and other fun features for further reading.

10:30 AM
Saturday, December 9 2017
@ Octopus Books
116 Third Ave. 

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About the Author

Katie Macnamara teaches English literature, composition, and communications courses at John Abbott College in Montreal and Carleton University in Ottawa.

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