Meet Doug Hansen Local Author & Illustrator

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Meet Doug Hansen 

Local Author & Illustrator 



Doug HansenJoin local author and illustrator,

Doug Hansen, 

as we celebrate the publication of his new book,

“Aesop in California” 

on Saturday, March 16 from 1pm – 3pm. 

Copies of the book are available at the store for signing.  Doug will also talk about the illustration techniques he used. 


Aesop in California

Guess who just arrived in California? Aesop! Here among the plants, animals, and places of the Golden State, his timeless fables from ancient Greece take on a new vitality and immediacy. From blackberry-munching grizzlies to Hollywood house mice, this is a book to delight the eye, stimulate the imagination, and teach us some very important lessons.

Doug’s Bio: Doug Hansen was born in Fresno, California, and is the eldest of six children in an artistic family. Doug has worked as a Fresno Bee newsroom artist, freelance illustrator, and cartoonist, and he illustrated David Mas Masumoto’s books Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories and Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer, as well as Mother Goose in California. He is a professor of illustration at his Alma Mater, California State University, Fresno.

Kirkus Reviews said of Mother Goose:

“It is an imaginative and creative reworking in text and art – a gift not only for Californians, but for others far beyond its borders…This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist.”

Both Aesop in California and Mother Goose in California are in full color, hardback, and cost $16.95 each, plus sales tax.



Call 225-1500 or stop by our store to reserve your copy!


We hope you will be able to join us! 

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(559) 225-1500

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