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Posted on Sat, Jul 6, 2013 : 12:59 p.m.

Local author book launch: Shutta Crum & Shanda Trent at Nicola's on Tuesday

By Roger LeLievre

Local authors Shutta Crum and Shanda Trent will be at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor Tuesday evening for a joint launch party to celebrate their new picture books with a reading and signing.

Crum’s “Dozens of Cousins” takes place during an annual family reunion, and the dozens of cousins are running wild like beasties. In Trent’s “Farmers’ Market Day,” follow an enthusiastic (and slightly clumsy) little girl as she searches for the perfect treat.

Crum is a former teacher and librarian turned author and poet. “Farmers’ Market Day” is Trent’s first published picture book, which Amazon.com says is “a colorful feast for the senses.”

Shutta Crum and Shanda Trent will be at Nicloa’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Tuesday at 7 p.m. Details at www.nicolasbooks.com or 734-662-0600. Admission is free.