Alan Cook Collectors Odyssey - Puppet Book

Puppetry Blog Party

Welcome to the Alan Cook – A Puppet Collector’s Odyssey Blog!  You are all invited.  We welcome and look forward to your input and comments.

Alan Cook and Jackee Marks are pleased to announce the publishing of Alan Cook – A Puppet Collector’s Odyssey as told to Jacqueline Marks with Dimitri Carter.  This hard bound “coffee table book” is filled with Alan Cook’s delightful stories and photos of his puppet collection and how he has acquired it.

The book is 10” x 12”, contains 200 pages and includes approximately 100 full color images. Alan Cook – A Puppet Collector’s Odyssey will be ready to ship late June.  Copies will also be available and featured at the National Puppetry Festival July 18 – 22, 2017, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Read feature article in the EasyReaderNews – July 13, 2017
Hermosa Beach author recounts life of puppeteer Alan Cook

The book is $37.50 plus $5.50 shipping & handling, domestic (within the USA) pre-orders before June 30th 2017 will get FREE shipping and handling.  International shipping will be determined.  There is a limited quantity so don’t delay, Click here to Order yours today!

Narration of sample pages  – See on

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4 thoughts on “Puppetry Blog Party”

  1. After over two years of interviews with Alan Cook and a number of trips to the NWPuppet Center in Seattle to take photographs for the book, the publication is now at the printers and should arrive in late June.

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  3. Holy cow, Jackee and Alan! This is one of the truly great puppet books of all time! I can well appreciate how hard it must have been to make choices about which puppets and stories to include, but kudos for doing it with such flair. It’s beautifully designed, the photos are fabulous, and I can definitely hear Alan’s voice and artful selection of the humorous detail. I’ve already laughed out loud several times, and I’ve only begun to read. This is a treasure. Thanks so much for making it.

    Have a great time at the national festival! Bring lots of copies – I think they will go fast!

    Lynn Jeffries

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