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School events with authors are private events, but interested readers can order a signed and personalized book through Once Upon A Time. Please place your order at least 24 hours in advance of the event, unless otherwise noted. 
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School Event

School Visit with Fifi Kuo

Private Off-Site Event

Author and illustrator Fifi Kuo will be visiting from Taiwan and is eager to go to schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance.  

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00am
The Perfect Sofa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499807424
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

I Can Fly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499807417
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - September 18th, 2018

Everyone Can Draw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910716960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Boxer Books - June 4th, 2019

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