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Family Trees:
A Celebration of Children's Literature

Sunday, December 6, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Please join me at the Concord Museum for Author and Illustrator Day.

Meet some of the accomplished authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees.




Rufus reading


March is Reading Month. Rufus reads from Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape: "Grapes for me, grapes for you, grapes for everybody!"










On November 12, 2013, students from the Fowler School in Maynard, Massachusetts, listen to Deborah Locke read
Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape.

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Past Events

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Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape
on exhibit:

Friday, May 31 – Friday August 2

Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Endicott College
Alumni Art Exhibit
Spencer Presentation Gallery
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA


Book Talk: Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape

Please visit Deborah Locke at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, as she reads from her book, Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape.

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:30 PM
Children's Activities

Boston Flower and Garden Show
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

For information and directions see:


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Book Talk: Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape

Saturday, February 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Boston Athenaeum
10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA




Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape tells the story of Mr. Ephraim Wales Bull and his determination to produce a perfect eating grape which he named the "Concord grape." The grape's story is "rooted" in the historic community of Concord, Massachusetts. Mr. Bull, three grape-loving neighborhood children, and a little black dog called BowWow take us on an adventure as they follow the path of the Amazing Grape.

Mr. Bull was a farmer in Concord during the 1800's. He became known in his community as "the father of the Concord grape" after having spent many years cultivating a hardy and delicious blue-black grape that would thrive and survive in the unpredictable New England climate. Mr. Bull's strong work ethic and dedication to this grape won him a gold medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in the year 1853 for best production of a seedling grape - the Concord.

Deborah A. Locke, a third generation Concordian, is an illustrator and children's wear designer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Design from Endicott College. Mr. Bull and The Amazing Grape is her first book.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.




The author, Deborah A. Locke will be discussing and signing her book for children, Mr. Bull and The Amazing grape.

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Massachusetts Horticultural Society
The Education Building
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

Books will be available for $21.99.

Photograph of Pomona courtesy of the Author