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  • Book Reading with author Anita Gnan

Book Reading with author Anita Gnan

  • October 12, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 237 Main Street, Ridgway

Originally from St. Marys, author Anita Gnan will be visiting the ECCOTA Gallery to introduce her book "Kibble: The Monarch Caterpillar Afraid to Get Wings".

Join us for a book reading by the author and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase a book and have it signed. The reading starts at 5:30PM.

Kibble is a warm and humorous tale about a young, vulnerable caterpillar named Kibble who's afraid to turn into a butterfly. Inspired by an unlikely mentor, Kibble discovers the joys of getting wings, the value of friendship, and how to overcome his fear.

Focused on nature, the environment, and respect for all living things "Kibble" is a heartfelt coming-of-age story that engages young readers, parents, and teachers through down-to-earth characters and entertaining yet meaningful situations. Additional fun facts and information following the story explain metamorphosis, pollination, and the life cycle of butterflies and moths in an easy-to-grasp, child-friendly way, making it a great resource for classrooms, museums, and nature enthusiasts. 

Designed as a pre-cursor to chapter books, this beautifully illustrated full-color read-along storybook includes an audiobook CD with optional digital download, word-for-word narration, easy to follow page turns, and original sound effects, making it a joy for all ages young at heart.

A longtime advocate for the environment, Gnan's book sales are dedicated toward education, aiding communities, restoring habitat, and preserving wildlife. She's taught children for over 20 years, holds a B.A. in Music and Theater, in a member of SAG-AFTRA, SCBWI, and an ambassador for Heal the Bay. She's worked for Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Brandman Productions before forming her own multimedia production company.


ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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