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
A note of caution: this book will ensnare your life and you won’t be able to put it down until the final, anxiety-filled page is turned. On the surface, this is a pretty straightforward mystery: A supermodel with a troubled past is deemed by the police to have committed suicide when her body is found on the ground below the balcony of her posh London flat. But her brother thinks something more sinister is at play and enlists the help of private detective Cormoran Strike. But this book is anything but straightforward. Strike, a paraplegic war veteran investigates every claim with the precision he learned in the military. He also has a troubled past… his late mother lead a life riddled with addiction and adversity. And as Strike delves further into the life of the troubled model, his own past demons and memories color his investigation. Not only is this mystery masterfully written, plotted out, and riveting, it speaks authentically to a multitude of issues like how society judges women who lead unconventional lives, psychological trauma, and the trials and intricacies of family. (Also, this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). - Linnea