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“Big Tree” By Brian Selznick at Warwick’s

May 8 @ 5:30 pm

Big Tree

On Monday, May 8th at 5:30pm, Warwick’s and the Salk Institute will host Brian Selznick as he discusses his new book, Big Tree. Brian Selznick is one of the most innovative storytellers of our time. His books have sold millions of copies, garnered countless awards worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He broke open the novel form with his genre-breaking thematic trilogy, beginning with the Caldecott Medal-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. He followed that with the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick, and then the New York Times bestseller, The Marvels. In praising his body of work, The Washington Post said, “Brian Selznick proves to be that rare creator capable of following one masterpiece with another.” Selznick’s most recent bestselling novel Kaleidoscope was a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2021. He also illustrated the 20th anniversary edition covers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, as well as Baby Monkey, Private Eye, co-written by his husband David Serlin. They divide their time between Brooklyn, New York and La Jolla, California.

  • Check-In begins at 5:00pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Ticketholders will receive a copy of Big Tree at check-in the day of the event.
  • Please call the Warwick’s Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

“The tale of the natural world is the greatest story we have to tell, and Brian delivers a brilliant chapter of that tale throughout the pages of Big Tree.” ~Steven Spielberg

“Hello, stars. I thought I heard you calling me.”

A mysterious voice has been speaking to Louise in her dreams. She and her brother Merwin are Sycamore seeds, who hope to one day set down roots and become big trees. But when a fire forces them to leave their mama tree prematurely, they find themselves catapulted into the unknown, far from home. Alone and unprepared, they must use their wits and imagination to navigate a dangerous world – filled with dinosaurs, meteors, and volcanoes! – and the fear of never finding a safe place to grow up. As the mysterious voice gets louder, Louise comes to realize their mission in life may be much bigger than either of them ever could have imagined!

Brimming with humor, wonder, mystery, and a profound sense of hope, Big Tree is a trailblazing adventure, illustrated with nearly 300 pages of breathtaking pictures. It is Selznick’s most imaginative and far-reaching work to date and a singular reading experience for the whole family!


May 8
5:30 pm
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7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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