Hector Fox and the Daring Flight book cover

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Times: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Ox and Yoke Mercantile (Located outside the Visitor Center)

On December 17th, join us at the Ox & Yoke Mercantile for a special book signing with author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels! Her books have been sell-outs here at the Village and make great gifts.

Please note: Old Sturbridge Village is open for Christmas by Candlelight on this night. Astrid Sheckels will be reading from some of her books in the Village at 4:00 and 5:00. Check your mapguide upon arrival for details! Learn more about Christmas by Candlelight here.

About the Author:

Photo of Astrid SheckelsAstrid Sheckels cannot remember a time when she was not telling or illustrating stories, especially ones involving imaginary animals. A native of western Massachusetts and growing up in an artistic family, Astrid spent her childhood playing outside, using her imagination, and drawing. Her Scandinavian roots are evident in her artwork, which she describes as a “mix of classic realism and whimsy.” She studied Fine Art at Greenfield Community College and works as a full-time artist. She is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Astrid is the author/illustrator of Hector Fox and the Daring Flight (just released!), Hector Fox and the Giant Quest, and Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge. Her debut as an author/illustrator is the award-winning “Nic and Nellie” (2013). As an illustrator, her other award-winning Islandport Press titles are “The Scallop Christmas” (Freeburg, 2009) and “The Fish House Door” (Baldwin, 2010).


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