William Joyce

© Tony Reans


William Joyce does a lot of stuff – films, apps, Olympic curling – but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The NumberlysRolie Polie OlieDinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, The Man in the Moon, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, The Guardians series, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award-winning short film, to name but a few). As if that weren’t enough, he also received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 2017 Humanist of the Year Award.




1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Book Talk
Santa Calls

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Santa Calls

Three kids venture to the North Pole to help Santa defeat an army of evil elves in this holiday classic from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Art Atchinson Aimesworth—inventor, crime fighters, and all-around whiz kid—journeys north with his sister, Esther, and his pal Spaulding, by special invitation from Santa himself. Why did Santa call them to the North Pole? Art wants to know. But when Esther is taken by the Queen of the Dark Elves, Art must put his questions aside and save his sister.

This reissue of William Joyce’s epic Christmas adventure now comes complete with lift-the-flap letters from Santa himself!


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

Read More


Follow on Twitter

We are social
Quick Email