University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Dean Hale

Friends of the Festival

Dean Hale is the New York Times best-selling co-author of 10 books with his wife, Shannon Hale, including The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl novels for Marvel Press, the Princess in Black early chapter book series and graphic novels "Rapunzel's Revenge" and "Calamity Jack." He also penned the picture book "Scapegoat." He lives in Utah their four children, two cats and a small plastic pig.


Scheduled events:
From Princess Academy to Ever After
Join Shannon and Dean Hale as they talk about their books for teens, ranging from "The Princess Academy" to the Ever After series and answer questions about how and why they created these fantasies.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Jessica Dennes
Superheroes (Maybe) Save the World
Not all superheroes are as awe-inspiring as Superman; some struggle to save the world and are a bit more awkward and ordinary. Join the creators of superhero adventures, involving "Super Ben Braver and Recess Warriors," "Squirrel Girl," and "Princess Hamster and Dragonbreath." Assistive listening devices available.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marcus Emerson, Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Ursula Vernon
Moderator: Jeanne Fain

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious
Children / Teens
Marvel Press
March 2018
ISBN 9781368011266
$13.99, INSTORE
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate
Children / Teens
Candlewick Press
September 2017
ISBN 9780763688264
96 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort . More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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