Jon Klassen will visit Wayne Elementary School on October 4th to present The Skull, his deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans

Jon Klassen is a Caldecott Medalist and New York Times best-selling author-illustrator

Order by September 25, 2023, for guaranteed personalization and availability on visit day.

Signing/personalization is not guaranteed for books ordered after September 25, and books may be distributed after the visit.

About Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children’s books and an animator. He won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for children’s book illustration, recognizing the 2012 picture book This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is the first person to win both awards for the same work.

This offer is only available to Wayne Elementary School students.
Books will be delivered to your school for distribution, so please be sure to fill out the student name, grade, and teacher fields!

The Skull
Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen’s signature wry humor takes a turn for the ghostly in this thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. Steeped in shadows and threaded with subtle wit — with rich, monochromatic artwork and an illuminating author’s note — The Skull is as empowering as it is mysterious and foreboding.

“The Skull,” an old Tyrolean yarn distilled to its droll essentials and marvelously reimagined by the Caldecott medalist (and national treasure) Jon Klassen. . . The pared-back, ocher-tinted illustrations are well suited to the folk-tale form, and pair perfectly with Klassen’s deceptively simple storytelling.

The New York Times Book Review

[A] droll and delicious tale. . . Any disquiet that children ages 6-10 might harbor about a talking skull will dissipate in the light of the skull’s friendly attitude and gracious manners.

The Wall Street Journal

This is a book sure to be read over and over and over again. Even the most reluctant reader will be eager to keep these pages turning.

The New York Journal of Books

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