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The Flying Squirrel That Wouldn’t is a new children’s book by Compleat Naturalist co-owner, Dr. Hal Mahan, illustrated by Asheville artist Marcia Dockey Smith. Join us for a special celebration and book signing event on Thursday, November 17, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy light refreshments; meet other nature lovers.  The event is free.

Dr. Mahan enjoys incorporating topics that would interest youngsters in science and nature, along with an ethical theme. His first title, The Cow That Meowed (currently not available), had a theme of tolerance. His new book centers on bravery, with a flying squirrel named Tommy as its main character.

The Flying Squirrel That Wouldn’t is illustrated by Asheville artist, Marcia Dockey Smith. Her soft watercolors add a gentleness to the book’s look, and help tell Hal Mahan’s whimsical story of Tommy and his family as they do what flying squirrels do.  All the original paintings for the book are available for viewing and purchase, as are many other scenic paintings by Marcia at The Compleat Naturalist. And there might even be a special guest of honor! Beer and wine, plus light snacks will be served.  If you plan to attend, please email us at info@compleatnaturalist.com, so we can plan refreshments. We hope you can join us! allens-squirrel

*A portion of our sales for this event support the Youth Education programs at the North Carolina Arboretum.

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