Author Jessica Hamilton will give a virtual reading of her debut children’s book, Skye & Her Circle: The Fire Truck Adventure, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. on Instagram.

Hamilton’s new book is the first in the Skye & Her Circle series, which tells the stories of imaginative six-year-old Skye and her magical circle that takes her on adventures.

The series was inspired by Hamilton’s made-up adventures with her brother while growing up and the 1964 hit film Mary Poppins. Each book will focus on adult problem solving, as well. “In Skye’s adventures, the adults she encounters treat her as if she is older and can help them solve the problems they’re facing,” Hamilton said in a press release.

Illustrator Nic Jenkins, who also performs in bands like Infinitikiss and 2 Slices, brought the imagination of the series to life in the book’s colorful pages. “I was grateful for the freedom to explore a more fantastical project rather than something more documentary-like,” he said in a press release.

Skye & Her Circle: The Fire Truck Adventure is available at Itinerate Literate Books in North Charleston and Muddy Waters Coffee Bar on James Island.

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