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"Tales of Fontania" Book Event with Barbara Else

Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:30pm

Sergio Ruzzier

Barbara Else is the winner of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award for The Traveling Restaurant and received the Honor for The Queen and the Nobody Boy.

Journey through the wonderful world of Fontania with author Barbara Else.

Hailing from New Zealand, Barbara visits Bank Street Bookstore for a special reading and signing of titles from her Tales of Fontania series,
The Travelling Restaurant and The Queen and The Nobody Boy.


In The Travelling Restaurant, twelve-year-old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, leaving him behind. He finds refuge on The Traveling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr. Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Where is Jasper's baby sister? He journeys across seas and rivers, faces whirlpools, storms, and hungry pirates to find her. Who should he trust? His unreliable uncle, the mysterious journalist in black, or the gutsy, flute-playing orphan? Why did his parents abandon him? Who is the true monarch? And why is Lady Gall hunting him? Bear and Bee
New Blue Socks

In The Queen and The Nobody Boy, Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mother's bag back from the Emperor of Um'Binnia.

The Traveling Restaurant: Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781877579035
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Published: Gecko Press - January 1st, 2012

The Queen and the Nobody Boy: Hodie's Journey (in Five Parts All about Bad Choices) Cover Image
By Barbara Else, Sam Broad (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781877579493
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gecko Press - September 1st, 2013

"Superhero Joe" Special Storyhour with Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

Event date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:30am

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s author Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman at Bank Street Bookstore Story Hour!

Join Jacqueline for a special story hour reading of her comic book style picture book, Superhero Joe, illustrated by Ron Barret of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs fame.

Joe used to be scared of everything, but when he creates his own super costume he has the courage to take on anything. A tribute to the comics of the 1950s, this warmhearted tale of facing your fears will have kids cheering for a hero they can identify with.



Registration is recommended. Please call Bank Street Bookstore at 212-678-1654 or join the Superhero Joe Storyhour Facebook event page.

Superhero Joe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781416991571
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2011

Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442412682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 10th, 2013

Special Storyhour with Sergio Ruzzier

Event date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:30am

 Sergio Ruzzier

It's all about bears, bees and blue socks at this special storyhour with author and illustrator Sergio Ruzzier. Sergio reads and signs his bestselling picture books, Bear and Bee and Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?  

In Bear and Bee, Bear wakes up from a long hibernation and craves some honey. When he spots a beehive in the distance, he heads right for it! Sitting on top of the beehive is Bee who graciously offers Bear some honey, but Bear is worried. He believes that bees are big, scary creatures who do not share their honey. Bear and Bee
New Blue Socks

Author Eve Bunting's Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?, is adorned by the soft-hued, adorable pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings of Sergio Ruzzier. In this winsome tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks.


Registration is recommended. Please call Bank Street Bookstore at 212-678-1654 or join the Sergio Ruzzier Storyhour Facebook event page.   

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Bear and Bee Cover Image
By Sergio Ruzzier, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781423159575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books - March 12th, 2013

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Cover Image
By Eve Bunting, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547752679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2013

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