Drop-In Signing with Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen and Robbyn Smith

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Author and illustrator duo Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen and Robbyn Smith will be stopping by Brilliant Books for a brief signing!

Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen is an artist known for his work on children's books including The Legend of Sleeping Bear, as well as the Hazel Ridge Farm children's book series written by his partner, Robbyn.

Robbyn Smith is an author and wildlife rehabilitator.  Her books include Adopted by an Owl and Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny, both illustrated by Gijsbert and based on true stories of rehabilitating animals at Hazel Ridge Farm.  You can get a behind the scenes look at life on Hazel Ridge Farm, and meet Jackson, the real-life owl who inspired Adopted by an Owl, in the video below.

  Watch the Video

In their free time, Gijsbert and Robbyn visit schools, nature centers, and other locations to share their love of animals and nature. 

Because this visit will be brief, to be sure you can get a personalized autographed copy, please preorder a copy of your preferred book and let us know how you'd like it inscribed.

Event date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
118 E. Front Street
Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl (Hazel Ridge Farm Stories #1) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 26th, 2001

I Love You Just Enough (Hazel Ridge Farm Stories #5) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585368396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - January 28th, 2014

Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny (Hazel Ridge Farm Stories #4) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585364176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 20th, 2009

Saving Samantha (Hazel Ridge Farm Stories #2) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362202
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 4th, 2004

The Legend of Sleeping Bear (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin (With), Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator), Ed (With)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 1st, 1998

Legend of the Loon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947979
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 24th, 2000

The Legend of Michigan (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 21st, 2006

The Legend of the Petoskey Stone (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362172
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 26th, 2004

The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of (True Story) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2003

The Legend of Leelanau (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 4th, 2003

The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2001

Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five Mile Poem (Tales of Young Americans) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362837
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2006

F Is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585365326
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 5th, 2011

Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nel (Individual Titles) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - December 1st, 2002