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Book signing with Author Doug Hansen!

a close up of a sign

Local author and illustrator, Doug Hansen, will be visiting Forestiere Underground Gardens on occasion. His beautiful children’s books will be for sale and available to be signed.Please check back here for date & time of future signing events.

Illustrator Doug Hansen was born in Fresno, California and is the eldest of six children in an artistic family. He was a newsroomartist at The Fresno Bee newspaper for 23 years. The Bee published two collections of his Fresno Sketchbook pen and ink drawings of Valley landmarks.

Hansen received both his BA and MA in Art from California State University, Fresno. He is a professor emeritus of illustration in the Department of Art and Design at Fresno State. Doug’s own “California-centric” children’s books include: Mother Goose in California, Aesop in California, and California, the Magic Island.

Hansen’s picture books have a classic storybook feel. California animals star as the fanciful characters in all of the stories and fables. In California, the Magic Island, the state’s history is at the heart of 26 fascinating stories and the beauty of the California landscape is highlighted in every brilliantly-colored painting.

Hansen also illustrated two books of essays by Del Rey author David “Mas” Masumoto: Letters to the Valley, and Heirlooms. He recently illustrated Karen Moore’s book for children, Pen the Tale,
Oogie. Hansen lives and works in Clovis, CA

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