Saturday Aug 31, 2019
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The author signs copies of her children's book The Corn Whisperer.
Sue Houser signs her children's book "The Corn Whisperer" on Saturday, August 31, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town, Albuquerque, NM. The event is free & open to the public. For more information call 505-242-7204.
The Corn Whisperer by Sue Houser, illustrated by Ramon Shiloh is a trio of stories about the ancient healing ways of the Southwest. Centered on life at various pueblos, the book opens with young Charlie who tells his single mom he is worried about staying with her father, Grandfather Joe, the storyteller. In time Grandfather Joe teaches Charlie how to live by using the stories he learned as a boy. With each visit to the Pueblo, Charlie grows more confident and closer to his grandfather. This is a touching story about the art of storytelling and its role in today's changing world.
A native New Mexican, Sue Houser grew up on a farm where her family raised corn. She enjoys exploring New Mexico and has visited most of the state's 19 pueblos. Sue and her husband live in the foothills of Albuquerque where they are often serenaded by coyotes. Sue is the author of two non-fiction books: Hot Foot Teddy: The True Story of Smokey Bear and La Conquistadora: The Story of the Oldest Statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States.
As a professional storyteller at state fairs, museums, and planetariums, Ramon Shiloh learned to be a listener as well as a sharer. Through these experiences he honed the visual art that you see in these pages. His illustrated books include The Otter, The Spotted Frog and the Great Flood.