The Magic of Mary Poppins with Illustrator Genevieve Godbout

Sat, Nov 3 | 2pm
$30 members | $25 student and youth members
$40 non-members | $35 student and youth non-members

Walt Disney went to great lengths to capture the magic of P.L. Travers’s classic children’s novel Mary Poppins when crafting the memorable 1964 film. Children’s book illustrator Genevieve Godbout was given a similar challenge when she was asked to illustrate a picture book version of the classic tale, bringing Mary’s indomitable personality to life on the page. Hear from Godbout as she discusses the research that went into recreating Mary’s story, the artistic process behind her unique designs, and the many ways in which she drew inspiration. Look for Mary Poppins, written by P.L. Travers, adapted by Amy Novesky, and illustrated by Godbout this Fall 2018.

This program is suitable for all ages. Families with children are welcome to also attend the companion program, Storytime for Kids: Mary Poppins with Illustrator Genevieve Godbout.

Autograph Session

Immediately following the program, the speaker will be present in the theater for an autograph session. The autograph session is only available for ticket holders to this program. In respect to the schedules of our special guest and audience members, we will strictly enforce an autograph limit: no more than one signature per ticket holder.



Genevieve Godbout

Genevieve Godbout was born and raised in Québec, Montreal, Canada. She studied traditional animation at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal followed by another degree at the prestigious school of Gobelins in Paris. She then fell in love with London where she worked and lived for seven years. In 2013, she moved back to Montreal to become a full-time illustrator. She has illustrated many popular books for clients including The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle Books, Tundra Books, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, les éditions Milan, Comme des Géants and La Pastèque. Her latest children book, Johnny Appleseed, was selected at the Society of Illustrators Original Art 2017 Exhibit. She currently works on a series of books based on the famous and beloved Anne of Green Gables.

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