Crowe and Dawson release children’s book

Jackson County writer Thomas Crowe and illustrator Marilyn K. Dawson will celebrate the publication of their children’s book, The Wake Up Man, at Grateful Steps Publishing and Bookshop at 159 S. Lexington Ave. in Asheville at 10:30 a.m. on June 4.

In the tradition of the tale of “The Sandman,” poet and author Crowe and illustrator Dawson have brought to life an imaginary sequel to the Sandman myth with the creation of The Wake Up Man.

Since it is the Sandman who visits each night and with magic dust puts people to sleep, it is only logical, therefore, that there should be a “Wake Up Man” who is responsible — with his own brand of magic — or waking us up. This is the tale of who the Wake Up Man is and how he came to be

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served along with the reading, talk and booksigning. Children are welcome at both the evening and following morning’s events.

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