ONE WINTER UP NORTH event at Red Balloon Bookshop with John Owens

John Owens will join Red Balloon Bookshop for a discussion and signing to celebrate the launch of his new book, ONE WINTER UP NORTH, on Wednesday, September 28.
  • ONE WINTER UP NORTH event at Red Balloon Bookshop with John Owens
  • 2022-09-28T18:30:00-05:00
  • 2022-09-28T19:30:00-05:00
  • John Owens will join Red Balloon Bookshop for a discussion and signing to celebrate the launch of his new book, ONE WINTER UP NORTH, on Wednesday, September 28.
When Sep 28, 2022
from 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
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A wordless picture-book journey through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in winter, snowshoeing the frozen lakes and silent forest with family, encountering the wonders of northern wildlife in the cold seasonJohn Owens will join Red Balloon Bookshop for presentation and signing to celebrate the launch of his new book, One Winter Up North, on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. John will discuss the Boundary Waters Canoe Area as well as his illustration work. Click here to learn more about the event.

Come along to a place of wordless wonder: the wilderness of the Boundary Waters on the Minnesota-Canada border. Join a family of three as their journey unfolds, picture by picture, marking the changing light as the day passes, the stillness before the gathering storm, the shining waters everywhere, rushing here, quietly pooling there, beckoning us ever onward into nature’s infinite wildness one summer up north.

"The wordless text evokes the peaceful quiet of being outdoors, culminating in a particularly beautiful spread of a starry sky. A trip worth taking." —Kirkus Reviews

"Debut author Owens uses no words in these pages, and readers won’t miss them—digitally colored pencil illustrations, with their impressionistic touches of color, texture, and shape, exude a plainspoken eloquence. He adeptly portrays both big geographic expanses and wholly intimate moments of an affectionate family free from everyday distractions." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"No words are needed in this charming picture book—just the reader’s imagination." —Star Tribune