Judy Politzer, an author and illustrator from Great Falls, discussed and signed her new book at Sunrise Senior Living in Reston on Saturday, September 7. Politzer discussed how she came to write and illustrate her newest book, “Fractured Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales and Potpourri,” as part of Sunrise’s new community forum, “Creative Conversations”. The book was originally written for children but is getting mass appreciation among readers of all ages.
Politzer said, “My book is enjoyable to all generations. Grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles can sit beside their children and laugh together. Or they can read it all by themselves and find just as much joy.”
According to www.connectionnewspapers.com, “In her book, Politzer revises the sometimes-gruesome endings to traditional fairy tales, giving them a happy, healthy twist instead. The author, a long-time resident of Great Falls who is also deeply involved in the local art community, created large, colorful pieces of art for her children when they were young, many based on popular fairy tales, which she uses to illustrate her current book.
Christina Bernstein, Executive Director of Sunrise Senior Living in Reston, says the new “Creative Conversations” forum, “Creates a sustained dialogue with the community and celebrates the creative and intellectual talents of our seniors in a way that creates dialogue across generations.”