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School Visit with Sara Pennypacker

Event date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance.  

About the book: From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Ware can't wait to spend summer "off in his own world"--dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called "normal" kids do.

On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer--he doesn't live in the "real world" like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge.

But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights' Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good--and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Sara Pennypacker author photo provided by author

About the author: Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Clementine series, the acclaimed novel Summer of the Gypsy Moths, and the picture books Meet the Dullards, Pierre in Love, and Sparrow Girl. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.

Here in the Real World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062698957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062377029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

Clementine (A Clementine Book #1) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838837
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2008

The Talented Clementine (A Clementine Book #2) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838714
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

Clementine's Letter (A Clementine Book #3) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838851
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

Clementine  Friend of the Week (A Clementine Book #4) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423115601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2011

Clementine and the Family Meeting (A Clementine Book #5) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124368
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

Clementine and the Spring Trip (A Clementine Book #6) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124375
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

Completely Clementine (A Clementine Book #7) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124382
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2016

A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781423153733
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2011

Waylon! One Awesome Thing Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator), Marla Frazee (Cover design or artwork by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484778210
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Waylon! Even More Awesome Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator), Marla Frazee (Cover design or artwork by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484782378
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 30th, 2018

Waylon! The Most Awesome of All Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator), Marla Frazee (Cover design or artwork by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484782538
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

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