June Family Book Adventure

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

June Family Book Adventure

Register by May 24! with Shannon Horton

Level of Instruction
For families together (at least one adult).
$20.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Join us for this family-fun reading and outdoor adventure! Your family can be any combination of folks as long as there’s at least one adult to help navigate the online portion. Decorah schools librarian Shannon Horton will get you reading, thinking, creating, and even up and moving – indoors and out! A kit delivered right to your home contains supplies for book-reading, a fun craft, a snack, and a scavenger-hunt-type adventure.

For June, we’re going to follow Norwegian author Håkon Øvreås through his fun and moving book, Brown: My Alter Ego is a Superhero! This book is geared toward readers ages 8-11, but the adventure is appropriate for kids as young as five years old as long as there’s an adult around to help read the story and make the fun.  The main character Rusty (a.k.a. Brown!) makes both good and bad choices as he copes with bullies and deals with the death of his grandfather.  (If your young reader likes Captain Underpants, they’ll love meeting Brown!)

In the spirit of the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, the scavenger-hunt-type activity will get you up and moving in the great outdoors.

Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Education Coordinator, with any questions you may have about the Family Book Adventure (aellingsen@vesterheim.org).  

Supplies: The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special adventure kit, which includes a copy of the book, fun hands-on craft activity, snack, and directions for downloading and using the Goosechase app for the scavenger hunt (a free app that is downloadable on any iOS or Android device).  

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to. Kits are mailed out in time for you to begin the adventure on June 1. June Goosechase winners will be shared on social media the week of July 5.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact aellingsen@vesterheim.org when you register for more information. 

Enrollment Deadline: May 24, 2021

Supported by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Shannon Horton

Shannon Horton

Shannon Horton has been a teacher librarian for 20 years, and holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin. She believes that reading helps us be more empathetic, self-aware, and connected to the world.  She is also passionate about helping people develop the skills to evaluate our complex media landscape.