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Kid Detectives

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Lemonade Liberty Witt’s mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can’t possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California—the Bigfoot Capital of the World—where she’s forced to live with a grandfather she’s never met after her mother passes away.
 
Then she meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After he invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film. But along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined. And Lem realizes that maybe she can make lemonade out of her new life after all.

Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales.

With an irresistible combination of adventure and imagination, the Sisters Grimm series injects classic fairy tales with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating a fantastical combination readers of all ages will love. 

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival admission is FREE for attendees 17 and younger and/or with valid high school ID! Reserve your ticket today.

Melissa Savage

Melissa Savage made her middle grade debut with Lemons, a charming, voice-driven novel filled with adventure, about a girl who needs to rebuild her life with her estranged grandfather, and the quirky neighbor she befriends as they go on a search for Bigfoot. Savage lives in Minneapolis where she works in bereavement with children and families who have lost loved ones.
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Heidi Schulz

New York Times Bestselling author and self-proclaimed giraffe suspicioner, Heidi Schulz, lies to children for fun and profit. She is best known for her bestselling novel for middle grade readers, Hook’s Revenge, published by Little Brown Books, and her picture book Giraffes Ruin Everything, published by Bloomsbury Kids. When she is not writing, Heidi can be found in her Salem, Oregon home attempting to corral her two unwieldy dogs, sewing herself yet another fit-and-flare dress, or working through her bottomless stack of nightstand books.

Purchase Hook's Revenge from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

All books purchased through festival events, from Annie Bloom’s Books, BROADWAY BOOKS, Green Bean Books, or Powell’s Books support the authors and publishers who share their work at the festival and the booksellers who have worked hard to keep their businesses open during these difficult times. Please buy early and often and know that by purchasing books you are supporting the sustainability of the festival.
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Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, the 2012 picture book Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show, and the 2015-2017 YA trilogy UndertowThe Sisters Grimm series has been optioned by Amazon Studios for an animated television series and Michael is currently writing the screenplay for NERDS, a 3D animated feature being developed by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, creators of the 2011 box office hit Gnomeo & Juliet. He has written and developed television shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Channel.
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