A poetic prehistoric journey, David Elliott presents IN THE PAST

Friday, April 13th, 2018, 6 p.m.

Join Gibson's for a poetic prehistoric journey through time as David Elliott presents the newest addition to his acclaimed library of poetry picture books, In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years -- a perfect way to celebrate Poetry Month!

Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to the famed T. rex.Care to meet a dunkleosteus? An apatosaurus? How about the dragonflyesque meganaura? In a collection that's organized chronologically by epoch and is sure to intrigue everyone from armchair dino enthusiasts to budding paleontologists, David Elliott and Matthew Trueman illuminate some of the most fascinating creatures ever to evolve on the earth. Combining poems both enlightening and artful with illustrations perfect for poring over, this volume ensures fascinating trips back to a time as enthralling and variable as any in our planet's evolutionary history.

About the Author: David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the New York Times best-selling And Here's to You! as well as On the Farm, In the Wild, In the Sea, and On the Wing. He is also the author of Baabwaa and Wooliam, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; Nobody's Perfect, illustrated by Sam Zuppardi; and The Two Tims, illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo. David Elliott lives in Warner, New Hampshire. 

ATTENTION EDUCATORS! Teachers and librarians who attend the event will receive a free teachers guide to David Elliott’s poetry picture books.

Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years Cover Image
By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660734
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Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018

Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to the famed T. rex.


On the Farm Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763655914
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Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2012

A NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator evoke life on a farm in a simple, lyrical text and boldly expressive images.


In the Sea Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763670504
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Published: Candlewick - March 25th, 2014

A New York Times best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator explore life in the ocean with clever poems and bold, expressive woodcuts.


In the Wild Cover Image
By David Elliott, Holly Meade (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763663377
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2013

The stellar team who brought us ON THE FARM present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts. (Ages 4-7)


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Bull Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544610606
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur.


Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660741
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish.