❄☃️ Winter Carnival! ☃️❄ Last Sunday, we had an event at work for a book published by the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, called Saint Paul Winter Carnival Wonders.
It was a really fun event, as most of the Winter Carnival Royal Family was able to be there, including Klondike Kate, who lead a sing-along (as Kates are wont to do). We had King Boreas, Queen of the Snows, and all the Princes and Princesses, plus a Guard. No Vulcans, though. Swipe to see them all! 👑👸🤴 This is the outgoing Royal Family, and their reign will end when the new royalty has their coronation in January. The next Winter Carnival will take place at the end of January, and will be extended to overlap a bit with the Super Bowl, which is being held here this season. 🏈
I've grown up with the Winter Carnival, and this was just a joy for me to see. In fact, this is one of the major reasons that I mentioned yesterday why I stayed at the store this long. I coordinated the event and I was so pleased it went well.
The author, Kris Haslund, is a retired teacher and this is her first book. It's a lovely story about a grandpa who shares the Winter Carnival with his granddaughter, and then she and her friends go on a bit of a scavenger hunt. Their medallions have various positive attributes attached to them. (If you aren't familiar, one of the most popular activities of the Winter Carnival is a Treasure Hunt for a medallion every year, with clues published each day in the paper.) The pics also show rhe knighting of two boys who were there. 🎖 Their mom was thrilled! It was really fun to have all the pomp and circumstance. And those costumes! A lady who happened to be shopping upstairs saw them come in and said to me, "Now I feel under-dressed." 😂
I had my book signed, and King Boreas even gave me my own medal, which you can see in the first pic. This is the same one the boys got. I had such a good time! I think this book will be a hit not only with kids, but for those who collect Winter Carnival memorabilia. 🏰🎪☃️❄⛄❄❄❄ #bookstagram #books #childrenspicturebook #WinterCarnival #BoreasBradshaw #KingBoreas #Barnesandnoble #MaplewoodMall #MySaintPaul #WinterCarnivalWonders #collectible