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Jez Alborough, Author of "Hug," to Headline King County Library System Foundation Fundraiser

The popular author will speak at breakfast special event to raise money for the library system foundation.

Jez Alborough, author and illustrator of over 45 books for children is the guest speaker at the King County Library System Foundation special event breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Bellevue.

In 2000 Jez created "Hug," a powerful and touching book of only three words about a baby chimpanzee called Bobo who loses his mom. Oprah Winfrey raved about "Hug" on her show when she chose it for her recommended reading list. Bobo went on to star in two more classics; "Tall" (which along with Hug won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award) and "Yes." The series has sold 1.76 million copies. 

The Books for Breakfast event will include breakfast at the Puget Sound Energy Auditorium, 355 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue followed by a book sale and signing by Alborough. Tickets are $75 for adults, $50 for ages 10 and younger and include the breakfast and a signed copy of Hug. Tickets are limited, to register go to www.kcls.org/booksforbreakfast For more information call 425-369-3225 or email foundationrsvp@kcls.org.

--Information from the King County Library System Foundation

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