WI – Mighty Jack Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Cudahy Family Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Ben Hatke, returns to middle-grade fantasy-adventure with the first of two graphic novels retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume, a dragon.

About the Author: Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of The New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot.

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 769-2244

IL – Mighty Jack Signing

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Ben Hatke appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Middle grade readers will find a hero in Mighty Jack, a fairy tale in graphic novel form by our guest, Ben Hatke, the NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of Zita, the Spacegirl.

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Mighty Jack, from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665, or order below.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

AL – Explore the Universe of Illustrator Ben Hatke

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Ben Hatke appears at the Homewood Public Library on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM! From Zita the Spacegirl to Little Robot to the new release of Mighty Jack, Ben Hatke has created a unique universe with his amazing illustrations.  Join us to meet Ben Hatke, try our Magic Bean snack mix and see if you can pin the Z on Zita herself!

Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL 35209
205-332-6600

 

KS – Mighty Jack Signing

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Press Release:

Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Ben Hatke for a reading and signing of his book Mighty Jack on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.

What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything a dragon.

BEN HATKE’S first graphic novel was Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Watermark Books
4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218

UT – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

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Press Release:

Join local author and illustrator, Jake Parker, for a reading and signing of his new picture book, Little Bot and Sparrow, at the King’s English on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he meets his first true friend, a bird named Sparrow, who takes him under her wing. Sparrow teaches Little Bot about the perils of flying, her wild world, and the importance of dreaming.

As winter arrives, Sparrow must leave and fly south, and they share a tearful good bye. Little Bot revisits where he and Sparrow shared happy memories, and that night, for the first time, he dreams–of him and Sparrow taking flight together.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Little Bot and Sparrow from The King’s English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Little Bot and Sparrow today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

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The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 484-9100

GA – Mighty Jack Signing

000000000000000_bhatke_mighty-jackBen Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot) appears at Avid Bookshop on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk—to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.

In MIGHTY JACK, what starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything…a dragon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ben Hatke’s first graphic novel was ZITA THE SPACEGIRL. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

KY – Mighty Jack Signing

000000000000000_bhatke_mighty-jackBen Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot) appears at Louisville Free Public Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM to present MIGHTY JACK! RSVP here…

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume: a dragon.

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. benhatke.com

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Highlands-Shelby Park Library
1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
502-574-1672

CA – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

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Books Inc. in Mountain View proudly presents author and illustrator Jake Parker on September 28, 2016 at 10:00am for a Wednesday Storytime reading of his critically-acclaimed picture book, Little Bot and Sparrow. When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye. (Ages 3+) RSVP on Facebook!

Books Inc.
301 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 428-1234

OR – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

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Join Green Bean Books for a special Robot themed storytime with author/illustrator Jake Parker to celebrate the release of his new book, Little Bot and Sparrow on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM. A robot craft will follow the story time. This event is free and signed copies of Jake’s books will be available for purchase after the reading.

Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

AZ – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

000000000000-jake-parker-lil-bot-sparrowJake Parker appears at Changing Hands Books to sign Little Bot and Sparrow on Sunday September 25th at 11:00 AM

The #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator visits with his new picture book, a story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream.

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends.

This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend―and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAKE PARKER is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books include The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, The Tooth Fairy Wars, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

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