Jennifer Stewart Kornegay, the author of the children’s book “The Alabama Adventures of Walter & Wimbly” will be in Greenville on Saturday, May 18 for a book reading and signing event at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library.
While in Greenville, Kornegay will do two readings: one at 11 a.m. and one at noon. She’ll be signing sold copies of the book and will also conduct a short “how to tell your story” workshop for interested children at 1p.m.
The book chronicles the fun-filled journey across the south half of Alabama, and the story, which is based on two real cats, follows best friends and next-door neighbors Walter and Wimbly on their mission to find each other again after Walter’s family moves away from Montgomery to Fairhope.
Part of the journey has one of the cats stopping in Greenville at a famous turkey restaurant where he nabs a turkey sandwich before setting off on his journey again. The orange cats stop at several other iconic Alabama landmarks along the way, including a pecan shop in Fort Deposit, Hank Williams’ boyhood home in Georgiana, a sausage factory in Evergreen, the courthouse in Monroeville and more.
Kids are drawn into the tale and stay engaged thanks to a descriptive writing style and the book’s whimsical colored-pencil illustrations created by Gadsden, Ala., artist and the author’s mother Madelon Stewart.
The hardcover book retails for $19.99 and is currently for sale at hue studio, inc., Capitol Book & News, Kazoo Toys, The Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop, The Stop at Union Station and The Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery, The Alabama Gift Company in Gadsden, The Mustard Seed in Demopolis, Priester’s Pecans in Fort Deposit, Joy’s in Evergreen, Page & Palette in Fairhope, Finer Things in Monroeville, Alabama Goods in Tuscaloosa, Black Belt Treasures in Camden and The Little Professor in Homewood. It can also be ordered at www.walterandwimbly.com.