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School Visit with Matt de la Pena

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

Author Matt de la Peña 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 before the event. 

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Matt de la Pena author photo

About the Author: Matt de la Peña is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living, which was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Love Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Ana Ramírez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484781494
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Press - October 10th, 2017

Los deseos de Carmela Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518709
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Amor Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518808
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Mexican WhiteBoy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440239383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 12th, 2010

Ball Don't Lie Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385734257
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - March 13th, 2007

The Living (The Living Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385741217
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - January 6th, 2015

The Hunted (The Living Series) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385741231
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - May 24th, 2016

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Luscious, vibrant, and utterly captivating, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes is an incredible follow up to The Star-Touched Queen. Gauri, known by her people as the Jewel of Bharata, longs to redeem herself and save her kingdom from the tyranny of her brother. Vikram, the sly prince of a rival kingdom, finds himself unwilling to accept his life as a puppet ruler. Faced with the chance to fulfill both their destinies, the unlikely pair must travel to the Otherworld where they will compete together in the Tournament of Wishes. For Gauri and Vikram, every turn presents a new and poisonous danger. A must-read for any lover of stories, A Crown of Wishes is a spellbinding and ferocious fairy tale brimming with color and magic. - Eliza