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Mac Barnett Is Mac B., Kid Spy

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:50 pm - 2:40 pm PST
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Mac Barnett presents his new series, Mac B. Kid Spy, in conversation with Heidi Schulz.

From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series!

Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy…for the Queen of England. 

James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking new fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there’s only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure…but will he find it in time? 

From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it’s really like to be a kid spy.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, both also illustrated by Jon Klassen; and President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen and, most recently, A Polar Bear in the Snow, illustrated by Shawn Harris. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Purchase A Polar Bear in the Snow 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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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.

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