New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat will be launching his brand new graphic novel memoir A First Time for Everything with Once Upon A Time Bookstore! We are delighted to be the host as Dan - with the help of special guests from the book - shares his life-changing experience with attendees. Because of high-interest we are hosting this event simultaneously in-person and virtually via Facebook Live.
For a special edition copy of A First Time for Everything - you can have Dan's signature PLUS the signatures of the real Shelley, Joy, and Darryl from the book (as available). Please request the special edition when placing your order online. In order to get in the signing line for A First Time for Everything, Dan will sign only books purchased from Once Upon A Time.
Can't make it to the in-person event? Order signed books to be picked up or shipped!
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About A First Time for Everything:
A middle grade graphic novel memoir based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.
Dan's always been a good kid. The kind of kid who listens to his teachers, helps his mom with grocery shopping, and stays out of trouble. But being a good kid doesn't stop him from being bullied and feeling like he's invisible, which is why Dan has low expectations when his parents send him on a class trip to Europe.
At first, he's right. He's stuck with the same girls from his middle school who love to make fun of him, and he doesn't know why his teacher insisted he come on this trip. But as he travels through France, Germany, Switzerland, and England, a series of first experiences begin to change him--first Fanta, first fondue, first time stealing a bike from German punk rockers... and first love.
Funny, heartwarming, and poignant, A First Time for Everything is a feel-good coming-of-age memoir based on New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat's awkward middle school years. It celebrates a time that is universally challenging for many of us, but also life-changing as well.