The Next Big Thing: Rapunzel

August 5, 2008

Rapunzel’s Revenge, written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Nathan Hale (no relation), is already making waves! Estella’s Revenge has featured it in their latest zine, with the following glowing recommendation:

In my house, it is very rare that my 8-year-old and 12-year-old daughters will agree on anything, let alone both agreeing with each other and with both of their parents. This miracle happened recently, however, by the time we all finished Shannon and Dean Hale’s most excellent graphic novel.

And Al Roker has picked it for his kids’ book club — a mighty coup.

Salt Lake, you are lucky we’re here. We’ve already planned a huge party to celebrate the release! Shannon, Dean and Nathan will all be there, plus six more fantastic local authors: Ann Cannon, James Dashner, Jessica Day George, Mette Ivie Harrison, Kimberly Heuston, and Sara Zarr, each of whom has a new book out. So mark your calendars for August 23rd at the Foothill Library, and keep your eye on the blog for posts leading up to the event, featuring each author and their new book!

[where: The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City UT]


Bella Swan’s Wedding Dress (many of)

July 22, 2008

If only WordPress would let me post the spiffy slideshow. Ah well, you’ll just have to click through to see the many fantastic entries in our Design Bella’s Wedding Competition! The top three entries, decided by Shannon Hale (author), Sheryl Gillilan (Art Access), and Carol Phillips (Whimsy Clothing) stand to win:

First Prize, Bella’s Bracelet, courtesy of The King’s English Bookshop ($75 value)
Second Prize, $40 Gift Certificate to Whimsy, courtesy of Whimsy Clothing
Third Prize, $30 Gift Certificate to Graywhale CD Exchange, courtesty of Graywhale

Lucky them!

Design Bellas Wedding Dress Competition at TKE

Design Bella's Wedding Dress Competition at TKE

[where: 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT]


Breaking Dawn Pre-Orders and Book Bash!

February 18, 2008

You may have noticed there’s a new page up there: Breaking Dawn at TKE.

Yes, that’s right, we are already excited! Why, you ask? Well, there’s lots of reasons:

  • Our special limited edition print that the first 100 pre-orders will receive with their book
  • Our Book Bash for Breaking Dawn on August 1st, with the party starting at 10 p.m. and books released at midnight
  • Our fabulous contest to design Bella’s wedding dress…

The list goes on and on. Hop on over to the dedicated page and check it out!