30 Years, 30 Artists

Barefoot Books celebrates 30 years of opening children's hearts, minds, and worlds, with a free family-friendly interactive art exhibit at the Umbrella Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord), September 9 - 25.

The Manhattan-based dance and theater group, The Treehouse Shakers is coming to The Umbrella to perform their 45 minute theatrical adaptation of The Boy Who Grew Flowers, a heartwarming story about empathy and kindness for ages 5-10.

Adapted from the picture book by Mara McEwin and choreographed by Emily Bunning, it is the story of a young boy, Rink Bowagon, who lives on top of Lonesome Mountain with his unusual family of rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters. The townspeople agree that Rink’s family are quite strange, but they are unaware of Rink’s spectacular gifts. Whenever the moon is full, Rink sprouts beautiful flowers all over his body. When a new girl, Angelina, moves to town, Rink’s life truly begins to grow.

There are three live performances scheduled for September 22, 23, and 24; purchase tickets for The Boy Who Grew Flowers on the Umbrella website.

Books are available for purchase, below.


The Boy Who Grew Flowers By Jen Wojtowicz, Steve Adams (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Wojtowicz, Steve Adams (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781846867491
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Barefoot Books - August 1st, 2012