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WATCH: Circle Round Book Launch Party

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Time & Date

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11:00 am

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps


Watch the Circle Round team celebrate the launch of their first two illustrated books: "The Tale of the Unwelcome Guest" and "A Taste of Honey."

Host Rebecca Sheir reads each book live while Eric Shimelonis provides musical accompaniment on the sitar and oud. Both books are available for purchase from our bookstore partner Brookline Booksmith here:

"The Tale of the Unwelcome Guest"

"A Taste of Honey"

About "The Tale of the Unwelcome Guest"
The town beside the sea was abuzz with the news. The governor was holding a grand banquet and everyone was invited—everyone! But no one was as excited as Nasruddin. On the day of the celebration, Nasruddin works hard in his vineyard picking and squishing grapes. He planned to wear his special long red silk coat, but at the end of the day it’s too late for him to go home and change! When he arrives at the banquet in his grape-juice-stained work clothes, he looks different from what the townspeople were expecting. But Nasruddin is a clever fellow—and he figures out a most delicious way to teach the town a lesson about judging people for the way they look.

About "A Taste of Honey"
In a village in the countryside lived a woman named Kamala who had the most delicious honey you’ve ever tasted. She collected honey from her hives to sell at the market, but business was slow, and she and her father were struggling to get by. Kamala knew she had to do something, so when she heard that the king’s son was getting married and all the villagers were invited to the party, she got an idea. When Kamala’s first plan doesn’t exactly work out and seven tricky thieves try to steal from her, she has to rely on her own wits to outsmart them—and discovers a rather sweet reward.

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