Bellingham duo teams up for a old-style joyful story

Allen Frost, who was born in La Jolla, Calif., and says he moved to Seattle when he was “short,” reads from his new book, “Roosevelt,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Village Books. He will be joined by Fred Sodt, who illustrated the book, which is set in Bellingham in July 1942.

Here is Frost’s description of the book: “A boy and a girl search for a missing circus elephant. In appreciation of the old Scholastic paperbacks, this poetic novel is beautifully illustrated by Fred Sodt, and is for both children and adults, bringing joy and cheer to a troubled world.”