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School Visit with Kat Shepherd

Event date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

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

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About the Book: Twins Zach and Evie Mamuya and their friend Vishal Desai make up the Gemini Detective Agency, which is mainly an excuse to get pizza together or hit the go-kart track. But when a priceless diamond necklace known as the North Star is stolen before an auction, the kids tag along with the twins' crime reporter mom and find a few clues that make them think this was no ordinary robbery.

 

About the Author: Kat Shepherd is an educational consultant and writer. A former classroom teacher, she believes that reading should be a joyful experience for every child. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two dogs, and a rotating series of foster dogs. Find out more about her at katshepherd.com.

The Gemini Mysteries 1: The North Star Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yellow Jacket - March 5th, 2019

Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand Cover Image
By Kat Shepherd, Rayanne Vieira (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250156969
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - June 5th, 2018

Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour Cover Image
By Kat Shepherd, Rayanne Vieira (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250156990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

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Give the Dark My Love made me really think about the phrase "Desperate times call for desperate measures." From the ignorance of the nobles to the speed of which the plauge spreads and the lingths to which Nedra went to try and stop it. With a plot that kept on thickening and characters full of secrets, Give the Dark My Love was amazing. I would would recommend this book to anyone bored of the same plot and quest in their reads. - Kaitlyn, customer age 13