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School Visit with Jessie Sima

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00am
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Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jessie Sima will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed "Love, Beatrice," they decide to find out what "love" means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice--and back home again, where love was hiding all along.

Jessie Sima author photo

About the author: Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried Away, and Love, Z. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

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Love, Z Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481496773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2018

Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Harriet Gets Carried Away Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies Cover Image
By Christian Trimmer, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

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