Jan Brett (Submitted photo)
Jan Brett (Submitted photo)
At the invitation of Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, beloved children's author Jan Brett will visit Decorah Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m.- noon.

The visit is one of a series of events surrounding the exhibition "The World of Jan Brett," on view at Vesterheim beginning Oct. 14. Brett is touring to promote her newest book "Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella."

Brett will give a short presentation in the Decorah High School auditorium beginning at 10 a.m. and then sign books for the remainder of the time.

Admission to both the presentation and signing is free, but by ticket only. Seating for the presentation is not reserved. Auditorium doors will open at 9:30.

A selection of Jan Brett's beautifully illustrated books and keepsakes, including her new book "Cinders," will be on sale in the lobby both before and after Brett's presentation. Books and keepsakes also are available at Vesterheim's Museum Store, open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at vesterhiem.org.

Tickets are available through Oct,.25. Limit four tickets per family.

Visit vesterheim.org to print off an order form for tickets, or stop by the museum and request one. Fill out the form and mail it, along with a stamped, self-addressed business envelope, and your tickets will be mailed back to you.

To allow for enough processing and mailing time before the event, no orders will be taken after Oct. 25.

"The World of Jan Brett," on view at Vesterheim through Jan. 5, is a fun and engaging traveling exhibition that brings to life the stories of the beloved children's author/illustrator.

Original artwork, interactive adventure areas and themed reading environments invite visitors to travel the globe and become a part of their favorite books. The exhibition welcomes visitors of all ages into the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these timeless children's tales.

"The World of Jan Brett" is on nationwide tour and its presentation at Vesterheim is made possible through funds raised by the 2012 Deck The Tables committee and event. The exhibition was organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., in partnership with Jan Brett.

In addition to Jan Brett's Decorah visit, there are a host of other special activities, events and tour opportunities throughout the run of the exhibition at Vesterheim. Check the museum's website at vesterheim.org for more information.

For more information on the museum's exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities and ways to donate, check Vesterheim's website at vesterheim.org, call 563-382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.