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Will Hillenbrand to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Voice In the Hollow”

Will Hillenbrand to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Voice In the Hollow”

August 18, 2023





What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

On my table, readers will find two new picture books, THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW and LITTLE RED. A review of THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW frames the book quite well:

★ “Hillenbrand at his best. . . . Hillenbrand’s snowy landscapes are sumptuous, at times cozy, at times ominous. The surprise of the stranger will shock many first-time readers, making for a memorable tale that will enchant little ones and storytellers alike. A ghost story you’ll love to share!” -Kirkus Reviews.


Enter LITTLE RED! A cute-as-a-button pickup truck with a mighty spirit and a heart of gold. Little Red will stop at nothing to help his neighbors—the show must go on! For Katy and the Big Snow fans, meet everyone’s hero; Little Red, determined to help his many vehicle friends in this winter holiday.



Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

Children age 3-9 will love these new books, as will teachers, librarians, and picturebook lovers of all ages.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

Anyone and everyone who loves a good story well told will love these new titles. Surely THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW and LITTLE RED will hit the reader’s sweet spot. Be ready to read these books over and over and over again.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

Something curious about me, my mother said I was born with a pencil in my hand; I’ve been drawing every day since then because I love making pictures.



Will Hillenbrand is a celebrated author and illustrator whose published works include over 70 books for young readers. The Voice in the Hollow tells the story of a young mouse whose shortcut home turns into a fantastical journey.