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Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been with Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm

Celebrate a new Marcel the Shell story with authors Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate!

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” a short film created by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate in 2010, has now garnered over 23 million YouTube views, and their first picture book, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me, published in 2011, went on to become a New York Times bestseller. 

Now Jenny and Dean are sending Marcel on a big, new adventure… all the way across the apartment! Kids and adults alike will delight in Marcel's second illustrated adventure, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been, coming this fall (Razorbill October 21, 2014, $18.99; Hardcover).

Says Razorbill publisher, Ben Schrank: “The least surprised I’ve ever been was when Marcel returned to steal our hearts again in this profound trip across space, time, and the living room.”

In Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is walking on the blanket when he is unexpectedly launched high into the air. Tumbling through space, the bird's-eye view offers our small friend not only a glimpse of the important things in life--his beloved Nana who sleeps in a fancy French bread, a stinky shoe, and a monstrous baby--but also a much bigger picture.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me gave us a peek into who Marcel is in his everyday life. In Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been, we get to see Marcel out of his comfort zone and off of his two shoed feet as he learns that sometimes  the most wonderful discoveries are the ones we least expect.

Our friends from WORD bookstore will be here selling books! Please note:

  • This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Jenny & Dean will only sign their own books; no memorabilia, please.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jenny Slate is a writer, comedian, and actress. Slate is currently starring in the critically acclaimed film Obvious Child which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and also stars in the FX comedy series Married. She has also appeared on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Girls, Comedy Central's Kroll Show and is a Saturday Night Live alum.

Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and artist whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. Dean and Jenny are married and live in Los Angeles, California.

More Praise for Marcel the Shell:
“Charming Brooklyn-spawned viral video ‘Marcel the Shell’ is now a charming (and beautiful) children’s book.”
New York on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“The sky is the limit for this winning, winsome, wee mollusk.”
– Kirkus Reviews on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“[Authors Slate and Fleischer-Camp] wisely expand Marcel’s world beyond the three-and-half minutes of their video…when readers get a (very) close up view of Marcel through a magnifying glass…it’s clear that this is not your average protagonist.”
Publishers Weekly on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

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