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Book Signing: A Magical Journey to Nana-Tucket by Jean Dapra

November 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For Small Business Saturday, we are so excited to host the acclaimed Children’s author Jean Dapra at Breakwater Books for a book signing of her latest book A Magical Journey to Nana-Tucket!

On Nana-Tucket—a unique island inhabited largely by grandmothers—Nanas, Omas, Grannies, Abuelas and Grootmoeders await a yearly visit from their grandbabies, welcoming the children with open arms, smiles and oh, yes, holiday treats.

In this seasonal tale, Obadiah—a mystical whale who ferries children to the island—transports Matthew, Natalie and Perrin for a long-awaited visit to their Nana on Nantucket. On the island, the children get in the holiday spirit; meet a marching band led by a mermaid; learn about holiday traditions in other cultures; and receive a gift they will never forget.

Inspired by Nantucket and the beautiful island’s Christmastime gaiety, readers delight in Deb Binnig’s charming watercolor illustrations and in the real-life details mingled with the mystical. Dapra makes mention of an oversized Nantucket basket that serves as seating on chariot Obadiah, the dory near Main Street decked out in holiday lights and even the famous “Nantucket Reds” of Murray’s Toggery Shop.

More than anything, though, Dapra has given families a new classic children’s book that they can read together during the holidays—one that captures the depth of a grandmother’s love.

About the Author:
Jean Dapra lives in Farmington, Connecticut, with her husband, Richard. They have three children and three grandchildren. Her love of books, writing, children and celebrating holidays, as well as her infatuation with Nantucket Island, were the motivation to create Nana-Tucket. Jean has written for magazine publications and is a nurse, entrepreneur, writer, volunteer, wife, mother and “Nana.” Jean has served as board chair of a historic community center and a local museum and is currently active in two book clubs. She has a strong sense of patriotism and admiration for the United States Marine Corps, where her husband proudly served.


November 24, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Breakwater Books
(203) 453-4141


Breakwater Books
81 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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