Anna Alter - Sprout Street Neighbors Launch Party

Take a stroll down Sprout Street and meet the neighbors as author/illustrator Anna Alter teaches us how a book is made with drawing demos and activities for kids. Bring your stuffed animal ‘neighbors’ and play as the Odyssey is transformed into a world inside the book. Acorn treats and silly activities for everyone!
This event is free of charge but please RSVP by emailing

In the tradition of classics such as The Wind in the Willows and Winnie-the-Pooh comes Anna Alter’s first chapter book: Sprout Street Neighbors: Five Stories

Henry, Violet, Emma, Wilbur, and Fernando are neighbors in the same apartment building and they are also friends—though they have very different personalities and interests. Henry prefers peace and quiet, and poetry. Violet spends hours knitting and practicing her flute. Emma loves planning birthday parties. Wilbur would be happy to spend all day in his garden. And Fernando is just a little bit shy, but has a secret talent for the stage.

Sharing walls with your neighbor can sometimes bring the unexpected, but in the end, these five work together to overcome their differences.

Anna Alter grew up with a great love for drawing, painting, and reading. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied illustration. Anna is the author and illustrator of Disappearing Desmond, A Photo for Greta, and Abigail Spells. Her books have been selected as a CCBC Choice, a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Texas 2x2 Recommended Reading Selection, and have twice been included in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Sprout Street Neighbors: Five Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385755580
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2015