Get Personalized Books!
We are honored and excited to offer the option to purchase autographed AND personalized books from our fabulous author and illustrator friends listed below. This is a special service only available through Once Upon A Time Bookstore. As such, these orders take longer to process, but it is at no extra charge. Please click on their name to be directed to their current list of books or pre-order their newest title. In the customer notes section, please include the name you would like each book personalized to or if you would just like a signed copy. Any questions should be directed to Maureen@onceupona.com.
Special Gifts, No Extra Charge
From our various book festivals, school visits, & events, here is a partial listing of authors/illustrators with signed stock at our store (please call store to check up-to-date inventory availability):
Bringing to vivid life a realistic tale of homelessness & poverty. debut novelist Marie Miranda Cruz introduces us to feisty, resilient 12-year old Nora, who lives with her mother in her father's grave crypt in the Philippine capital of Manilla. The truly harsh elements of survival and hunger are coupled with the kindness and community that Nora finds while searching for her mother, who has inexplicably gone missing. There are some scary elements such as beatings & kidnapping and young readers may flinch when confronted with these, but Cruz' memorable title character is so worthy of compassion, you will be rooting for her the whole way to the satisfying ending. This novel is a true gem and one that should be read and discussed. I loved the interspersed Tagalog words (glossary in back) and additional teachers guide. Exceptional for ages 10 and up. - Maureen