Author/Illustrator Event: Chris Jespersen and Josie Toney at Trick or Treat on the Trail

Author Chris Jespersen and illustrator Josie Toney

Chris Jespersen and Josie Toney, the author and illustrator of Georgia ABC’s, will be featured at “Trick or Treat on the Trail” at Anna Ruby Falls on Saturday, October 30 from 2–5 p.m. The event is free with the cost of admission to the Falls.

The annual Find Outdoors event is full of Halloween fun, including games, activities, and prizes for everyone! Come hear Chris and Josie’s readaloud of spooky stories and Georgia ABC’s, and pick up your Finding Milo goody bag and signed copies of the picture book. Don’t forget your costumes and a bag for your candy!

Georgia ABC’s is the first picture book in the Finding Milo series, which follows mischievous pup Milo as he hides among state landmarks. Explore Georgia’s curiosities and wonders with this story in verse that will help even the most reluctant reader learn their ABC’s. Mixed-media illustrations will spark children’s imagination as they also learn about Georgia’s geography and history.

Chris Jespersen adopted Milo from the Atlanta Humane Society when he was just a puppy. Chris is a professor in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at the University of North Georgia (UNG) and serves as dean of the College of Arts & Letters. Georgia ABC’s is his second children’s book.

A sixth generation Atlantan, Josie Vrooman Toney is a self-taught artist with a surrealistic, whimsical style. Her work is comprised of a variety of mediums including acrylic, pastels, watercolor, marker, color pencil, and graphite. She resides in Cleveland, Georgia with her supportive husband, adorable son, two dogs, a cat, and several chickens.

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