Photo Gallery | Random House's Magic Treehouse Comes to Fondren
She's giddy and filled with excitement and just can't wait to see two of her favorite book characters come to life today at The Cedars. An elementary student at St. Andrews? No, she's 24-year-old Emily Grossenbacher, children's manager and buyer for Lemuria Books at Banner Hall. The "all things kids" book nut says you're never too young - or old - to experience the wonder of The Magic Tree House Live show at 5pm.
"There's not really an age limit," she tells us. "If you're ten, you've read the books and know the stories. If you're eight, you're probably reading them right now. And if you're three, these are great read-alouds. It really is for everyone".
Readers will meet the characters they read about with actors on stage who take their roles seriously.
"They ARE the characters", Grossenbacher says, "and they bring the books to life."
She says they hosted a similar show last year for Junie B. Jones and the children were ecstatic.
"They just lit up because it's something you don't really think about: the book I'M reading - and the people in it - are real and in front of me?"
She says there has been a buzz in the store lately and today is being talked up. "I keep telling parents if you miss this, you will regret it. I'll bet my life this will be talked about for weeks".