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School Visit with John August

Event date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

Local author John August will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: Arlo Finch and the Rangers of Pine Mountain Company are headed to Camp Redfeather for two weeks. But before they've even gotten on the bus, a major discovery puts Arlo, Indra, and Wu in jeopardy in the second book in August's Arlo Finch fantasy adventure trilogy.

John August author photo

About the author: 

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from USC. As a screenwriter, his credits include Big FishCharlie's AngelsCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryCorpse Bride and Frankenweenie. His books include Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire.

In addition to his film career, he hosts a popular weekly podcast, Scriptnotes, with Craig Mazin. He also created the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool that was distributed to over 2,000 classrooms in partnership with non-profit literacy groups like 826LA and NaNoWriMo. John and his family live in Los Angeles.

Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626728165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 5th, 2019

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626728141
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250294258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2019

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