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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 Visit with Steven Banks

Private Off-Site Event

Emmy-nominated, New York Times bestselling author Steven Banks will be visiting 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, February 4, 2020 - 8:00am
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By Steven Banks, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780823445431
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Holiday House - February 4th, 2020

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