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School Visit with Fifi Kuo

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00am
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Private Off-Site Event

Author and illustrator Fifi Kuo will be visiting from Taiwan and is eager to go to 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: When Penguin and Panda decide their tired sofa is in need of replacement, they set out to find the perfect one. But none of the options are quite right and no sofa can seem to match the comfort of the one they already have. Is what they're looking for closer than they think?

Fifi Kuo author photo provided by author

About the author/illustrator: Fifi Kuo grew up in Taiwan, a beautiful island in East Asia with multiple cultures. She studied landscape architecture design before studying illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She loves drawing, traveling, photography, and music, and she hopes to deliver love and meaningful messages through her artwork. Find out more about Fifi at

The Perfect Sofa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499807424
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

I Can Fly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499807417
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - September 18th, 2018

Everyone Can Draw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910716960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Boxer Books - July 23rd, 2019

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With an unforgettable lead character, an epic story line and Western details that ring true to life it rightfully will take its place next to other classics such as Lonesome Dove and True Grit. A fantastic debut from a gifted author. - Maureen