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Waucoma Bookstore brings author to White Salmon library

Book on children's graphic novel

Waucoma Bookstore and the Columbia Gorge chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute (IAFI) are hosting author David Shapiro for a book reading and discussion on Saturday, May 21, at 3:30 p.m.

The reading will be held at the White Salmon Library.

Shapiro will be discussing his new children's graphic novel Terra Tempo.

The presentation will include information about the Missoula Floods and a behind the scenes look at how the graphic novel was created. Children who attend will receive a FREE Terra Tempo coloring book to take home with them.

Book One of this new graphic novel series begins by uncovering one of the greatest mysteries of the Pacific Northwest: the Ice Age floods. Terra Tempo is the story of three young adventurers who find a magic map that sends them back 15,000 years to the end of the last ice age, where they encounter prehistoric friends and foes and witness the great Missoula Floods, the largest floods to have ever washed over the face of the earth.

Shapiro will talk about his inspiration behind making the graphic novel series. He will also talk about some of the incredible landscapes still seen in the northwestern United States as a result of The Missoula Floods.

Shapiro conducts the creative process of project development at Craigmore Creations. From story genesis to research trip planning to story writing, he guides the "in house" works from start to finish.

He is a storyteller, animal tracker and ecologist. A life-long student of nature, Shapiro has been described as a "walking field guide" to the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest. He is a father of two children with whom he consults about the projects of Craigmore Creations.


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