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In Store Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:00 AM PT

Storytime with John Parra!


About this Event

We are so excited to welcome author John Parra reading his book "Growing an Artist: the Story of a Landscaper and His Son."  This semi-autobiographical story celebrates John Parra's Mexican heritage, his childhood and his journey to become an artist.  We hope you will join us for this very special storytime as well as staying after to meet the author and get your book signed!

Today is a big day—the first time Juanito gets to help his papi on the job as a landscape architect! Throughout the day, Juanito sketches anything that catches his eye: a nest full of baby birds, a nursery with row upon row of plants and flowers, and more. Father and son travel from house to house, pruning, weeding, mowing, and turning overgrown and chaotic yards into beautiful spaces.

A few of the clients don’t appreciate Papi’s hard work, like Juanito’s classmate who pretends not to see him. But Papi always feels pride in owning his own business and in a job well done. And at the end of the day, Juanito may get the chance to turn his artistic eye toward landscape design—just like his papi.

Event Location
Thousand Oaks
160 S. Westlake Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 446-2820
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