LA Times Festival of Books at USC
Once Upon A Time is excited to be a part of the wonderful festival of books that is a highlight of our year. At our large, corner booth in the Children's section, we are partnering with Scholastic, Simon and Schuster Kids and Macmillan Kids/Bloomsbury. We also will be "special sellers" for the "Reading By 9" Children's Stage, with a great lineup on both days, check out the schedule below.
This schedule may be subject to change.
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Picture Book Authors and Illustrators
Middle Grade Authors and Illustrators
Reading by 9 Children's Stage Schedule
For anyone wanting to try a steam punk or for steam-punk aficionados this book is ideal. Set in two distinct steam-punk worlds that have turned 19th Century European life on its head: the world of the Clankers, advanced and powerful steam-powered machines in Austral-Hungary, and that of the Beasties, genetically fabricated Darwinian creatures in Britain. The story follows Daryn, a girl disguised as a boy to enter the British Air Service so she can fly. It also follows Alek, the prince of Austral-Hungary who must flee his royal after his parents are assassinated. From two separate opposing worlds, Alek and Daryn are thrown together by extreme circumstances aboard the mighty airship, the giant hydrogen-breathing modified whale of the air the Leviathan. A roller-coaster of action and intrigue, this book is also an incredibly well thought out politically and historically. - Linnea