Monday, November 26, 2007

Oklahoma Author to visit Hartshorne Library

Friends of the Hartshorne Library, Inc. will host an author’s book signing on Saturday, December 8 at the Hartshorne Library from 11:30 until 2:30 with a reading by the author at approximately 1:00 p.m.
This year’s selected author is John Brooks of Oklahoma City, perhaps better known as the “Voice” of the University of Oklahoma Basketball and Football radio networks for 16 years and the “Voice” of the Oklahoma City Blazers and San Diego Gulls professional hockey teams for 28 seasons.
Brooks’ children’s book is titles “Bobby Bright’s Greatest Christmas Ever” and is the story of a talking Christmas tree light bulb. Being a storyteller by nature and a sportscaster by profession, Brooks’ creative skills took over and Bobby bright emerged.
Bobby and his light family speak their own special language called Bulbese. At the factory, Bobby received a special power that also enabled him to understand humans. It became his role to translate for all the other lights on the tree. For nine years Bobby and his family were relegated to the back side of a family’s Christmas tree. On the tenth year, through a set of circumstances, they were placed on the front of aa tree and magical things begin to happen.
In addition to the brightly colored cover, the 126-page book features nine pieces of art. Five of the artists who worked on the book are all former animated illustrators with either Walt Disney, Hannah Barbera or Warner Brothers.

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