Ann Arbor folk musician Kitty Donohoe is appearing at the Escanaba Library on Monday, June 20 at 4 p.m. to read from her new children’s book, “Henny and Benny Bunyan and the Maple Syrup Adventure.” Kitty will read from the book, sing a few songs, sign purchased copies, and answer questions from the audience. The Escanaba Library is located at 400 Ludington Street, Escanaba. There is no charge for the event.
Kitty has performed many music programs in Escanaba over the years, and is thrilled to be introducing her new book to her friends in the UP. The main characters, Henny and Benny Bunyan, are distant relatives of the famous lumberjack Paul Bunyan ~ once removed and twice returned! They live in the north country (somewhere near the Great Pasty Mountains) and in their first story, ‘The Maple Syrup Adventure’, they deal with a flapjack contest, a recipe gone wrong, a very hot spring day, and a possible disaster for the little town of Pineville. Can they make it right?
The 40 page full-color book is beautifully illustrated by Pinckney, Michigan artist Lori Taylor and is geared for ages 5 to 11. The book comes with a music CD containing 5 songs about logging and maple syrup, and can be purchased as just the book with CD or in a package that also includes Michigan maple syrup, flapjack mix and a wooden spoon.