Saturday Storytime with Matthew Cordell and The Ship in the Window

We are delighted to host award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell for Saturday Storytime to share his new picture book, The Ship in the Window, a timeless tale of a little mouse and a big adventure. Illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell and written by children's librarian and reviewer Travis Jonker, The Ship in the Window celebrates the rewards of following your dreams and never losing the spirit of adventure. Mr. Cordell will also showcase a drawing demo and he'll be happy to sign his works!  This event is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7

More About the Book: Mabel the mouse wants nothing more than to be a fearless sea captain traveling the world in search of adventure. Every night she watches a man carefully construct a model ship, as his son watches by her side. Mabel and the boy know the model ship is anything but a toy, but they both long to see if it can really float. So Mabel hatches a plan to make her seafaring dreams come true. 

Kirkus Reviews says, "Arrr, 'tis a seaworthy tale, so set your compass toward fulfilling your dreams, and she'll not steer you wrong." 

More About Matthew Cordell: The author and illustrator of many celebrated picture books for children, including WishExplorers, and the Cornbread & Poppy series, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. You can visit him at to learn more! 

Event date: 

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
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The Ship in the Window By Travis Jonker, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Travis Jonker, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593350577
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2024

Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell and librarian Travis Jonker have crafted a timeless tale of a little mouse and a big adventure.