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We Say Farewell to Anna Dewdney

If you have a copy of Llama Llama on your book shelf, tonight is the perfect time to bring it down and read it to your kiddos.

 

Author Photo of Anna Dewdney Llama Lama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Author and Illustrator of the Llama Llama children's books has passed away after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. Our hearts are heavy for the literary world and for Anna Dewdney's loved ones. 

"She requested that in lieu of a funeral service that people read to a child instead."

Read the full Obituary from Publisher's Weekly here.

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FLOWERS IN THE METROPOL

Amor Towles delivers one of the most perfect novels of the year with A Gentleman in Moscow.  The gentleman in question -- Count Alexander Rostov -- finds himself sentenced after the Revolution to a life of house arrest in his beloved hotel, the Metropol.  Forced to give up his lavish rooms for a garret, he fondly remembers a grander time when there used to always be flowers in the Metropol.

 

Flowers in the Metropol 
1.5 oz Metaxa
.5 oz rose water
.25 oz simple syrup
.25 oz lemon juice
1 drop Aftelier Perfumes Rose Chef’s Essence
Rose-petal ice sphere

Combine all in an ice-filled shaker.  Shake well.  Strain over ice.

 

 

 

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