"A Day at the Market" is a new book for children about the historic Pike Place Market. Using cut paper shapes and vibrant color, acclaimed author and illustrator Sara Anderson portrays the hustle and bustle of Market vendors and the visual appeal of their wares. A long-time resident of Pike Place Market, Anderson has intimate knowledge of the locale's eclectic feel and funky charm. Baskets of fruit, buckets of flowers, busking musicians, and browsing shoppers appear on each page—accompanied by simple rhymes that place the reader at the center of "A Day at the Market."

Sales of "A Day at the Market" will benefit Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program and the Market Foundation, thanks to the generosity of Sara Anderson and Handprint Books of Brooklyn, New York.

Get on board the bus with Page Ahead & The Market Foundation

Sara Anderson is an artist who lives in the middle of Seattle's Pike Place Market, surrounded by fresh fruits,vegetables, and colorful characters. Her first two books, NUMBERS and COLORS, won the prestigious Parent's Choice Award. A DAY AT THE MARKET is Sara's 10th book.

Prints of the artwork shown above are on display and can be purchased at Market Graphics through August. You can contact Market Graphics directly at 1935 First Avenue (at Virginia Street), Seattle, WA 98101 206.441.7732


Participating Stores (map)

* stores that carry all of Sara Anderson's titles all of the time

Page Ahead

Since its founding in 1990, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program has distributed more than 1.25 million books to over 400,000 children who lack books in their homes. Page Ahead involves parents and community members in local reading programs across Washington. In addition to 2005 book sale proceeds, Sara Anderson and Handprint Books are making available copies of "A Day at the Market" for distribution to the at-risk children served by Page Ahead.

The Market Foundation

Founded in 1982, the Market Foundation preserves the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market community by providing programs for its seniors and children, as well as assistance to the needy through a food bank and medical clinic. In addition, the Foundation helps to preserve and restore the public amenities and historic buildings of the nine-acre Pike Place Market. The Market Foundation has raised and distributed $10 million for the betterment of the Market community.

We can let you know when "A Day at the Market" is available