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School Visit with Greg van Eekhout

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am
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Private Off-Site Event

Author Greg van Eekhout will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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About the Book: Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same. 

Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all. 

Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But his name is short for "cognitive development," and he was built to learn. 

But after an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in an unknown lab--and Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him, is nowhere to be found. Surrounded by scientists who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog recruits four robot accomplices for a mission to find her.

Cog, ADA, Proto, Trashbot, and Car's journey will likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find his way back to Gina.

In this charming stand-alone adventure, Greg van Eekhout breathes life and wisdom into an unforgettable character and crafts a story sure to earn its place among beloved classics like Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan.

Greg Van Eeckhout author photo with dog

About the Author: Greg van Eekhout lives in San Diego, California, with his astronomy/physics professor wife and two dogs. He's worked as an educational software developer, ice-cream scooper, part-time college instructor, and telemarketer. Being a writer is the only job he's ever actually liked. You can find more about Greg at his website: www.writingandsnacks.com.

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Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 2019

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780062686015
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

Voyage of the Dogs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686008
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

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