Author & Illustrator Visit & Book Signing

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event is free with paid Zoo admission

Location: Western lowland gorilla exhibit, Tropical Forest

Author Peggy Baseman will be visiting Franklin Park Zoo for a signing of her book, “Not So Silly Lily” along with illustrator Jeanne Gugino. John Linehan, Zoo New England President and CEO, enthusiastically authored the foreword to this book. Book sales at the event will support Zoo New England as a donation by the author herself.

About the book 

Is a zoo a place of refuge and learning? Are zoo animals ambassadors of their species? Join Lily, a Western lowland gorilla, as she embarks on an adventure of a lifetime and explores these questions. You may be surprised at what she learns and who helps her along the way.

About the author

Newton native Peggy Baseman is a graduate of Lesley University and a longtime contributor/columnist to The Newton Graphic, Newton's hometown newspaper. She is the author of "Murder at Stone's Throw" as well as "Recipes and Ruminations" – a collection of columns which originally appeared in the Graphic. Her play "One in Eight" was part of Winterfest at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York in 2009.