QUESTER'S CLUB aka Fantasy Book Group

Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave / cross street Verdugo Rd
91020 Montrose
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Love fantasy?  Love a good quest story?  This is the summer book group for you if you love dragons, wizards and any type of magical quest.  Led by our own DragonMaster Pete, this book group - for ages 9+ - will meet THURSDAYS (June 13th - August 1st)  in the summer at 7 pm for 45 minutes to discuss the following fantastic tales:

Here There Be Dragons, Golden Compass, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, a free galley (not yet released book) giveaway and all books by Cornelia Funke.   Cornelia will be visiting the store on Thursday, July 24th at which time the Quester's will be able to meet and talk with her about her books, her created worlds and the writing process. 

Cost of the book group is $50 plus cost of books (20% discount) (no meeting on 7/4)

Please call 818-248-9668 to register or email maureen@onceupona.com.  

Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, The #1) Cover Image
By James A. Owen, James A. Owen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416912286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2007

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440418320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - May 22nd, 2001

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419704215
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - November 1st, 2012

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