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Author To Participate In Festival’s Kids Zone

The Madera Pomegranate, Fruit, and Nut Festival is proud to announce that author, Denise Doyen will be at this year’s event and host several readings of her book, The Pomegranate Witch.  Hearkening back to classic children’s rhymes and tales of enchantment, THE POMEGRANATE WITCH is the charming and darkly expressive tale of a gang of plucky neighbourhood children determined to get their share of delicious, ripe, red pomegranate fruits, and the terrifying witch who carefully guards her precious tree against their increasingly elaborate attempts. With impeccable rhyme work and clever, engaging wordplay, author Denise Doyen offers a bewitching, satisfying poem rich with both fright and delight. Complemented perfectly by the illustrations of rising star, Elisa Wheeler, THE POMEGRANATE WITCH has the potential to become a modern classic.

Books will be available for purchase.

About the Author – Denise Doyen is an acclaimed author of children’s picture books. Her first, Once Upon a Twice, earned starred reviews, was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book, and received the E. B. White Read Aloud Award Honor. She lives in Pacific Palisades, California. Elisa Wheeler is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Miss Maple’s Seeds and the illustrator of several acclaimed books for young readers, including Holly Black’s Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling novel Doll Bones and Alison McGhee’s Tell Me a Tattoo Story. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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