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


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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KidLit Collaborators: Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis

October 20, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

In The Shortest Day, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice and captures the yearning for traditions that connect us with past generations— and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Now a picture book richly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis, The Shortest Day evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Join Cooper and Ellis as they meet for the very first time to talk about their recent collaboration.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at
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