Signed Books by Julie Abe

A pinch of magic and a signed book!

Signed books at no extra cost! Plus we do free gift wrap. 

If you would like a signed and personalized bookplate with a name, order from author Julie Abe. This service is only available through Once Upon A Time, America's Oldest Children's Bookstore. 

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*Please note: Requesting a personalization may cause a delay in shipping. Our local authors offer this service at their convenience, which requires working around their schedule. 

Pre-order goodies!

Graphic showing Alliana Pre-order campaign goodies from Once Upon A Time. Picture of Alliana Girl of Dragons next to two art prints. The top sticker is of Alliana and Kabo (her green dragon) breathing flames around her. The bottom art print is of Alliana in a field of flowers holding a young Kabo.

Alliana, Girl of Dragon (available Aug. 2) goodies include:

  • Signed and personalized bookplate
  • A small art print
  • A sticker

Donate a copy!

I hope you'll consider donating a copy of Eva Evergreen to a reader in the local community! Donating a copy will allow readers who might have never met Eva to have a book of their very own, filled with joy, hope, and magic.  - Julie Abe

Donate a book

Books are collected for homeless and at-risk kids in our local school district.

SKU: 9780316300353a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

Released 8/2/22

SKU: 9781250830098a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

Released 7/5/22

This utterly charming debut by Julie Abe will win the hearts of young readers and parents alike with its tale of a semi-magical witch sent on a quest to earn her Novice Witch rank. With a “wink” to angel Clarence of It’s A Wonderful Life, who was sent to earth to get his wings, Abe’s young Eva Evergreen has her mission “to always do good”, for her adopted village of Auteri and to guard and protect the village from the all-dreaded Culling. With only a minimal amount of magic in her arsenal, she uses her strong mechanical and repair abilities to make up for what she lacks in powerful magic. Eva calls on her new found friends of Auteri in this race-to-the-finish adventure that has more story left to tell. This will be one terrific real aloud as well as an accessible tale to delight newly independent readers. Julie Abe is an author to watch!

— From Staff Picks by Maureen

Released 8/4/20

Released 7/6/21

Released 8/3/21

SKU: 9780316493963a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

Released 7/5/22