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Saturday, August 2, 2014 from noon-4pm
@A Children's Place Bookstore
A team of Portland creatives—award-winning writer Elizabeth Rusch (winner of an Oregon Book Award, an Oregon Literary Fellowship and two Oregon Spirit Awards) and genius newcomer illustrator Mike Lawrence—will launch their debut graphic novel Muddy Max: The mystery of Marsh Creek at the Fremont Fest in front of A Children’s Place Bookstore August 2, 2014, 12 pm – 4 pm. This homegrown graphic novel, inspired by the muddy, mucky trails of Forest Park, offers kids age 7-12 a delightful mix of fantasy and family foibles, superheroics and slime, mud and mystery. The Muddy Max launch activities, held outside A Children’s Place bookstore at 4807 NE Fremont, from 12 pm-4 pm, include: • Tubs of mud for kids to dig through to discover what is in mud. • Squirt guns for kids to test their demudifying skills on mud dunked dolls • Temporary mud tattoos • Books offered for sale, prelease (official release Aug. 5) • Signings by author Elizabeth Rusch and illustrator Mike Lawrence • A raffle of original Muddy Max art Good dirty fun for the whole family!