Caldecott honoree David Shannon arrives in Shelburne

Author leads discussion Sunday, Oct. 7 at Flying Pig

Award-winning and bestselling author-artist David Shannon will lure readers with an original tall tale of the fish that got away in his new picture book, “Jangles: A Big Fish Story” when he comes to the Flying Pig Bookstore on Sunday, Oct. 7at noon.

Perhaps best known for the “No, David”  series, Shannon’s new book “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” presents breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy that pull readers along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, the biggest fish anyone has seen. Fishing alone at dusk, a boy feels a tug on his line and comes face-to-face with the gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jingles and jangles when he swims. Terrified by the sight, the boy is shocked when Jangles befriends him and takes him on a wild ride to the bottom of the lake. Told from the perspective of a father sharing his own childhood story, the surprise ending to this wild and witty story will capture readers hook, line, and sinker.

Children will laugh out loud at Shannon’s infectious humor, while art enthusiasts will be mesmerized by the luminous oil paintings—Shannon’s first use of the medium since he was an art student. Shannon spent two full years concentrating on every detail and nuance of these paintings. The result is a breathtaking celebration of the genre of classic tall tales called “fish stories,” told by the fireplace year and year, from one generation to another.

Attendees must RSVP for this event by calling (802) 985-3999 or emailing If you can’t attend the event, please call to arrange for autographed books.

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