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The public is invited to a book talk by Peter Huggins and Mary Ann Casey, the author and the artist of “Thibodeaux and the Fish,” on Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

“Thibodeaux and the Fish” is the story of a young boy who lives in bayou Louisiana and dearly loves going on adventures with his dog Sally. He has heard the tales about Pantagruel, an uncatchable catfish of legendary proportions. Thibodeaux and Sally think they just might be the ones to finally catch the big fish.

Huggins is a poet and writer of fiction for children. He has published six books of poems, a picture book and a novel for younger readers. His “Trosclair and the Alligator” was selected by the Bank Street College of Education for its Best Children’s Books 2007 and by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center for its Choices Award.  He recently retired from teaching in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University where he served for 31 years.

Casey is a writer, painter and sculptor from Auburn.  Casey’s work has been displayed all over the Southeast, including the Malone Gallery of Art at Troy State University and the African-American Museum in Dallas, Texas.

The event is free, open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit