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Kellogg to host holiday fun at Grange hall

WHALLONSBURG - World-famous children's book author and illustrator, Steven Kellogg, and Andy Buchanon, a University of Vermont history lecturer, will team up to amuse and delight children and adults alike on Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange during "Holiday Fun with Steven Kellogg." The event will benefit the North Country SPCA.

During Act 1, Buchanon will narrate Champlain's Cat's Dream, while Kellogg illustrates the story in real-time. Originally written for the NCSPCA, Champlain's Cat's Dream is now being considered for publication as a book. For Act 2, Kellogg will read and illustrate one of his most popular children's books, The Island of the Skog.

"The number of abused and abandoned pets in our country is a tragedy. I am participating in the event on Saturday to support our local shelter, bring awareness to the importance of pet adoption, and provide a chance for the families of the community to gather for a holiday celebration," Kellogg said.

The Island of the Skog, along with Kellogg's most recent book, And I Love You, will be available for purchase at the event. All books will be signed by Kellogg and 50-percent of the proceeds will be donated directly to the NCSPCA. In addition, there will be a silent auction featuring Kellogg's illustrations from the day's readings.

Come celebrate the holidays and support the dogs and cats at the NCSPCA. The event is $5 per adult, with children under 12 free.

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