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NEWFANE—To celebrate Children’s Month, Crowell Gallery presents “The Barnabus Project Redux” in April. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

NewBrook Elementary students will showcase their “diverse, engaging, and heartfelt portrayals of misfit animals in the well-known children’s book The Barnabus Projectyou“, write the organizers. Additionally, pre-K paintings and compilations of other work completed this year will be on display.

Each year, thousands of Vermont school children from kindergarten through 4th grade read the 10 picture books nominated for the Red Clover Book Award and vote for their favorite. The most popular contemporary book, chosen by the students, wins the prize.

Red Clover Award Winner The Barnabus Project is an international best-selling picture book, The Fan Brothers. “In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a failed project, half-mouse, half-elephant, hidden away until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure,” according to a Press release.

Crowell Art Gallery is located inside the Moore Free Library, 23 West St., and is open during library hours – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1-5 p.m., Thursdays 1 p.m. a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. pm

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