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Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure – Beaver Creek 2015 reading at the Westin Riverfront
Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure – Beaver Creek 2015 reading at the Westin Riverfront

On Thursday December 11th at 5:30 pm, join Channel 9 News – Denver along with the local children illustrators of Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure – Beaver Creek 2015 at the Westin Riverfront for hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies and a reading of the newest local children’s book. With special guest Mort the Moose!

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Enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies during a fireside reading of the newest local children’s book about Beaver Creek and the 2015 Championships the Westin Riverfront in Avon, Colorado from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

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Meet the author and illustrators and get your signed copy of the newest local children’s book. Also get your photo taken with Mort the Moose!

Elyssa and Mort on TV8 Talking FIS World Ski Championships Gifts For Children
Elyssa and Mort on TV8 Talking FIS World Ski Championships Gifts For Children

Elyssa and Mort stopped by TV 8 this morning with the new book. They had a blast talking to Martha Brassel about the launch of Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Beaver Creek.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkEUBnpnzx8&index=6&list=UUEUviHsGJ9OwQKXCSZNc1-g

Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure-Books are in and we’ve been busy
Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure-Books are in and we’ve been busy

Whew! Mort and I have been busy, busy, busy. All we want to do is ski but we have been running around all over the place. But guess what? Vail opened the back bowls already and we snuck out and skied the powder. It was AWESOME!

Do you want to know what else we have been doing?

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Last night we were in Beaver Creek for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. It was so much fun to see the ice skaters as well as the fireworks. We love the fireworks. I love the red ones and Mort loves the blue ones. We stopped by the Blue Moose for some of our favorite pizza. It’s yummy.

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We also visited Vail Village a couple of times and hopped on the bus. We LOVE riding the bus around Vail. It takes us all the way to Lionshead. I don’t really know where that is, but my dad said it is part of Vail. It seemed far away, who knows but it was a fun ride. Mort and I like to ride in the back of the bus by ourselves. We even met a family from New Jersey. I asked Mort if he knew where that was but he thought it was right next to Old Jersey. We don’t know but they were really nice. We told the little boy Herb that we liked pizza but he said New Jersey had the best pizza. I don’t know about that so Mort and I decided that we had to go there and check it out.

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While we were in Vail Village, we brought our American Flag and looked at the clocky thing. There are a bunch of numbers. I know what 73 looks like and my dad said there were 73 days until the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. We can’t wait.

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The biggest and excitingest news is that our first adventure books have arrived. Not all of them but we have enough for our BIG Launch Party at the Bookworm in Edwards. Yep, Check out Mort with our Beaver Creek Adventure.

He is even more excited than I am, and I am SUPER Excited. Mort is going to be there to take pictures with all the children that show up. It is going to be so fun.

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We ran into the Bookworm real quick to see our “Coming Soon” sign and I even placed Mort on the shelf next to it. My dad took a picture. We were all laughing. Did you see how many books the Bookworm had? They had tons, I counted like 102 but my dad said there were a lot more than that. The kids section was great. Mort and I Loved the ski books for kids. They were our favorite.

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Last stop was the Vail Valley Jet Center. Guess what? We have the book at the Jet Center. There are so many cool planes there too. The people that work there are so friendly. They were all really nice and let us have some hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies which are our favorite.

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So that is what we have been up to. My Stepmom said this week was going to be crazy. On Tuesday we get to go to Avon Elementary School and say hello to the kids in the school with the Youth Foundation. Guess what! The Men’s US Ski Team is going to be there! I know, that is Awesome!

And don’t forget on Thursday, December 4th is the Launch Party at the Bookworm in Edwards. It starts at 5:30.

 

Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Vail, Kids Illustrators at Work
Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Vail, Kids Illustrators at Work

Whew.  Our friends,  were working REALLY hard today on their illustrations at the Alpine Arts Center with Lauren.

Lauren was AWESOME!  She had this way of making things come out of the kids brains that seemed like magic.  Then they put the things that came out of their heads on paper.  The illustrations for Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures, Vail looked amazing.  And they were just getting started. Booyah!

Mort and I decided to stay out of the way.

I did think about going in there but… then I thought about that fact that every time I walk into the kitchen while my stepmom and Dad are cooking they ask me and Mort to set the table.  I thought the same might be true for drawing.  I can’t draw very well. Neither can Mort.

We took some sweet pictures of the illustrators at the Alpine Arts Center with Lauren from the other side of the room.

I can’t want to see the illustrations when our friends are finished. Neither can Mort. Check out Lauren and the team of Illustrators hard at work.

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See you soon at the World Ski Championships!

Eli

 

Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures, Vail Call for Illustrators
Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures, Vail Call for Illustrators

Can you find us?  We snuck in to meet the Illustrators of our next book, Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures, Vail!

Mort and I were so psyched by the number of kids and their parents that showed up at the Alpine Art Center. We were getting our second book Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure – Vail – together. Hey Mort…let’s see…

We’ve got the illustrators…
Check.

Eduardo will be busy working on our every move…
Check.

Elyssa will be busy writing about our EPIC adventures in Vail.
Check.

And Treehouse Creations will be designing stuff like crazy to get the book ready to go to the printer!

How SWEET is that!

Mort and I can’t stop looking at the first book. Here is one of the amazing Illustrators I was thinking about tonight with Mort while I watched everyone pick some cool shots.

Annika duPont did this totally killer illustration of the ice rink in Beaver Creek. She is also an ice skater. She’s so cool. I am still trying to count how many windows and snow flakes there are. She must have spent hours working on this. I can’t count that high. Neither can Mort.

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Anyway. I think Mort and I will be talking about the illustrators all week! We are so excited.

Eli

 

 

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