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School Visit with Kat Shepherd

Event date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 8:00am
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Private Off-Site Event

Author Kat Shepherd will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance. 

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About the Book: Twins Zach and Evie Mamuya and their friend Vishal Desai make up the Gemini Detective Agency, which is mainly an excuse to get pizza together or hit the go-kart track. But when a priceless diamond necklace known as the North Star is stolen before an auction, the kids tag along with the twins' crime reporter mom and find a few clues that make them think this was no ordinary robbery.

 

About the Author: Kat Shepherd is an educational consultant and writer. A former classroom teacher, she believes that reading should be a joyful experience for every child. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two dogs, and a rotating series of foster dogs. Find out more about her at katshepherd.com.

The Gemini Mysteries: The North Star (The Gemini Mysteries Book 1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808094
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yellow Jacket - March 5th, 2019

Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand Cover Image
By Kat Shepherd, Rayanne Vieira (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250156969
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - June 5th, 2018

Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour Cover Image
By Kat Shepherd, Rayanne Vieira (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250156990
Availability: Coming from our Warehouse. Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

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