Author and Illustrator Mark Siegel

Chevy Chase Library

Author and Illustrator Mark Siegel

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Children's author and illustrator Mark Siegel will provide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at making an epic graphic novel series and a heartwarming holiday story followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Mark will discuss 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior and Oskar and the Eight Blessings.

The Sand Warrior, book one in the 5 Worlds series, begins the epic journey of Oona Lee, a clumsy practitioner of a magical dancing art, An Tzu, a little boy from the toxic slums, and Jax Amboy, a superstar athlete, as they travel the 5 worlds to light ancient beacons of feline gods. 

Oskar and the Eight Blessings, 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature winner, follows a young Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who arrives in New York City on the seventh night of Hanukkah and receives small acts of kindness while exploring the city.

The first 15 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior, provided by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library (one per family).

Both books will be available for purchase and signing.