After John Jacob Astor makes a fortune in New York, he plans Astoria, a trading post on the Pacific coast. His explorers face storms, mutinies, shipwrecks, starvation, murders and insanity, and finally give up. Astor's vision of Pacific Rim trade is put on hold for a couple of centuries. Astonishing history! -Helen
Do you love pop-up books, or know a little one who does? Then be sure to join us on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. when one of the greats among pop-up book designers joins us. David Carter, author of One Red Dot, a series of Bug books, and many more shares his new Princess Bugs: A Touch-and-Feel Fairy Tale. An imaginative little bee reads about fairy-tale princesses and dreams she has been transported to a magical land. It'll be great fun for ages 3-7, and adult fans, too.