CBMM Hosts Book Signing on July 3 – The Town that Fooled the British

Author Lisa Papp and illustrator Robert Papp will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store in St. Michaels, MD from 2 to 4pm on Sunday, July 3 to sign their just released book, The Town that Fooled the British.

As part of the Tales of Young Americans series, this book is told from the perspective of a young character to bring American history to the particular appeal and interest of young readers aged six to 10-years old.

As the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, husband and wife team Lisa and Robert Papp have picked the perfect time to introduce us to Henry Middle, a fictional character from St. Michaels, MD.

Having targeted the town as part of their campaign to defeat America, the British fleet sails up the river toward St. Michaels preparing to destroy the town and its ship building capabilities. The story unfolds with the boy’s impact on the outcome of the coming attack.

Lisa Papp studied at Iowa State University’s College of Design and at the Du Cret School for the Arts. The Town that Fooled the British marks her authorial debut. Lisa illustrated One for All: A Pennsylvania Number Book, and collaborated with her husband on P is for Princess: A Royal Alphabet. Lisa and Rob live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Robert Papp’s award-winning artwork includes hundreds of illustrations for major publishers. His first children’s book, The Scarlet Stocking Spy, was named an IRA Teachers’ Choice. His other books include The Last Brother, Titanicat, and M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet.

The book is available for purchase at the Museum’s store, located at the entrance of the museum along the St. Michaels harbor. For more information, call 410-745-4963 or email havefun@cbmm.org.