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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, lives in Salem, Oregon with her husband, their teen daughter, a terrible little dog, and several dozen dust bunnies. Her debut novel for middle grade readers, Hook’s Revenge, published by Disney•Hyperion, is a New York Times Bestseller, a Bank Street Best book, among the New York Public Library’s Top 100 Titles for Children in 2014, a Scripp’s National Spelling Bee book club selection, and an OCTE Oregon Spirit Honor Book. A sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, was published in 2015. Bloomsbury Kids published her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, in August 2016. Her short story for children, The Day the Puddles Stomped Back, can be found in Oregon Reads Aloud, an anthology to benefit S.M.A.R.T. (Start Making A Reader Today). Heidi lies to children for fun and profit. Visit her online at heidischulzbooks.com
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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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