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Mary Reaves Uhles - A Tuba Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas in TN

Illustrator Mary Reaves Uhles will be in the store to present two children's picture books she's illustrated – A Tuba Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee. And Alexander Lapins, UT tuba professor, has lent a quartet of his grad students to perform during the event. 

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee

Written by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles

The Volunteer state is GREAT! When Carly visits her cousin Teddy in Tennessee for Christmas, she discovers how amazing it is. She hikes the Great Smoky Mountains, dances to bluegrass music, tastes Nashville’s famous hot chicken, and meets more than one Elvis Presley. Every day, Teddy gives her a special Tennessee gift, from 12 rockers rocking and 11 eagles nesting to a mockingbird in a tulip poplar tree.

 

A Tuba Christmas

Written by Helen Wilbur illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles

With a family that loves music as much as hers does, it was only a matter of time before it was Ava's turn to pick out an instrument. Her mother plays the piano, her father plays the violin, and one brother plays the cello while the other plays the clarinet. As soon as Ava selects an instrument, she will be able to join them as they practice for the annual holiday concert. And her family has definite ideas on what instrument Ava should select, from the piano to the flute to the violin. But Ava isn't interested in any of them. Ava wants to play the tuba. And she gets her wish. But playing the tuba isn't as easy as it seems. And there is no place for a tuba in the annual concert. But with the encouragement of her music teacher, Ava finds a place for her and her tuba in a special holiday celebration.

 

Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Her newest picture books include A TUBA CHRISTMAS (Sleeping Bear) and THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN TENNESSEE (Sterling), both available Fall 2018. She has also illustrated THE LITTLE KID'S TABLE by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle (Sleeping Bear); KOOKY CRUMBS by J. Patrick Lewis (Kane Miller); and BEYOND THE GRAVE Choose Your Own Adventure Series by Dottie Enderle (ABDO Magic Wagon Press). Mary has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference and her piece, EAT was a finalist in the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Gallery. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. As Midsouth Illustrator Coordinator of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Mary lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Since creating characters and stories is her favorite thing in the world (even more than mocha fudge ice cream) she feels mighty lucky to do it every day in her hilltop studio.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Books: 
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee (Twelve Days of Christmas in America) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454928591
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 4th, 2018

A Tuba Christmas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585363841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 15th, 2018