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Story Time In The Rabbit Hole – Cindy Andrews and her debut book Engel

December 5, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Join us for a special appearance during our beloved weekly Story Time in the Rabbit Hole!  Local author and illustrator Cindy Andrews will be our guest to share her latest book, Engel, that releases this week, just in time for the holidays.

During this hour long, kid-friendly program, children and their parents/caregivers will hear excerpts and highlights from the new book along with a hand-folded paper holiday craft!  Following the program, attendees will be invited upstairs to the Charleston Library Society Holiday Bazaar where Cindy will be signing and personalizing individual copies for sale through Buxton Books.

 About Engel:

It’s 1882 in the Holy City of Charleston, where a beloved handmade Christmas angel named Engel has been safely stored year after year in the attic of the prominent Witte family. When a modern factory-made angel with feathered wings assumes her role at the top of the tree, Engel fears irrelevance and makes a wish for real wings. Through an ironic twist of fate, the little ornament is unwittingly discarded into Charleston harbor. During her year-long journey home, Engel encounters a delightful and sometimes terrifying cast of Lowcountry wildlife creatures inspired by local historical figures. Mentored by the likes of Francis Marion, Eliza Pinckney, and Quash Stevens, the little angel will learn to survive “according to nature” by identifying her strengths and eliminating her fears with empathy and courage. But it will take trying to save a nest of baby sea turtles during a hurricane for Engel to find her higher purpose and reveal the secret of the wings.

About the author:

Cindy Andrews has lived in Charleston for over thirty years. She recently retired from Ashley Hall, where she taught visual art, art history, European history, and graphic design. As a lover of all things historical, Cindy also loves to cook, kayak the local waterways, golf at the muni, and visit her grandchildren in Mexico City.

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December 5, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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