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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

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  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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At the Carle: Amherst Ballet Hansel & Gretel

This weekend, see Lisbeth Zwerger's Hansel and Gretel come to life with the talented dancers of the Amherst Ballet.

Author Heidi Stemple with Lisbeth Zwerger's Hansel and Gretel.

One of our favorite local authors, Heidi Stemple has done the costume design and recently stopped by our store to help promote Zwerger's book. The costume and set design is faithful to Zwerger's watercolor illustrations right down to the shingles on the witch's house to the patterns hand-printed on the dancers' skirts. The ballet will be performed by 19 dancers, ages 7 to 17, including Heidi's daughter Maddison as the witch. We hope you can stop by to catch one of the shows this weekend.  The performances will be  on Saturday, August 28th at 1 pm and 3 pm and then again on Sunday, August 29th at 1 pm and 2 pm. All shows are free with Museum admission.  Click here for more information on the performances. Click here to buy a copy of Hansel and Gretel. *                      *                     *                     * Do you love fairy tales? Just how well do you know your various illustrated re-tellings? Check out Monday's quiz here and put in your guesses! Winner receives a copy of a Lisbeth Zwerger book.

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