Nell Cross Beckerman Virtual Book Launch
Down Under the Pier
Sunday, June 7, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. on Crowdcast
Inspired by the Santa Monica Pier...”They don’t know what we know – to slip down the stairs when the tide is low, away from it all, where almost nobody goes.” There’s lots of fun to be had up on the pier—the Ferris wheel, cotton candy, the carousel—but it’s down under the pier, at low tide, where the real magic can be found. Children are invited to experience the fantastical realm of the natural world, from mussels and barnacles to kelp and seashells, all hiding mere steps away from the lights and games of the pier.
A brief guide to some common creatures of the intertidal community can be found at the back of the book, the opportunity for learning a welcome supplement to Beckerman’s poetic adventure and Sumpter’s equally enchanting illustrations. A portion of the author's proceeds will be donated to the Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier.
We are offering the opportunity to purchase copies of Down Under the Pier for donation by The Book Foundation. The Book Foundation, www.thebookfoundation.org, is actively delivering brand new books to children in need who are at home with no access to books from schools and libraries. Thank you for your generous donations!