Author David Mulford
From August 30, 2018 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Categories: Special Events
On December 1, 2017, Arizona-based author and former US Ambassador David Mulford released the first in his series of imaginative adventures at Crab Lake in his children’s book, "Jeannie’s Crab Lake Christmas" (Brown Books Kids). All the animals in the forest are abuzz. Jeannie, the kindest and most beautiful lady they know, is coming to Crab Lake for Christmas! The animals love to watch Jeannie from a distance when she visits in the summer, but they have never had a chance to talk to her before now -- for, as everyone knows, animals can only talk in the winter. This time, however, they can finally say a proper hello.
For David and his wife Jeannie, Christmas was never complete without their visits to the beautiful waters of Crab Lake in Presque Isle. These trips, as well as David’s love and adoration for his wife, provided the inspiration for these whimsical tales. For the last 27 years, David’s Christmas gift to Jeannie, no matter where they’ve been in the world, has been a new story with Crab Lake as the setting.
“The over-arching theme is the wonder of nature, of all living things and of the seasons, both in life and in the wilderness of the lake country in the very north of Wisconsin,” says Mulford. “Each year I have been inspired to find and describe challenges, large and small, that make the human experience miraculous and joyful. Jeannie has always believed in miraculous things, which make the stories very real for her.”
"Jeannie’s Crab Lake Christmas" shows an endearing side of this accomplished world traveler, who has had a successful career in international affairs.
“Living in so many places—Oxford, Africa, London, Washington DC, New York, Saudi Arabia, India, and London again—gave me a rich mix of creative ideas and perspectives for writing each year’s Christmas gift for Jeannie. Yet the focus every year was on Crab Lake, our retreat to nature and peace.”
Beautiful illustrations by Christine Cathers Donohue bring the animals of Crab Lake to life in David Mulford’s tale of friendship, family, and fun. This charming tale will inspire young readers to believe “anything is possible.”
David will have copies of the book for sale and signing after the talk. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For questions, call the library at 715-385-2050.