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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Michelle Knudsen



Alvaro Keding

Ms. Knudsen is appearing courtesy of Candlewick

Michelle Knudsen is the author of Revenge of the Evil Librarian, the sequel to Evil Librarian, as well as the Trelian middle-grade fantasy series and several picture books, including Marilyn's Monster, illustrated by Matt Phelan, and the best-selling Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Scheduled events:
High School is the Worst
Join as Shaun David Hutchinson and Michelle Knudsen they talk about At the Edge of the Universe and Revenge of the Evil Librarian and answer questions about life in high school with a fantasy twist

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Panelists: Shaun David Hutchinson, Michelle Knudsen
Monsters and Friends: Both Real and Imagined
Three best-selling creators of picture books in which children interact with imaginary friends and monsters will talk about their books and the reasons kids love and need these stories.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Dan Santat, David Soman
Moderator: Bob Wortman
The Writer/Illustrator Connection: It Takes Two
Three pairs of award-winning authors and illustrators will talk about the different ways in which they work together as well as separately on a picture book. They will explore their roles and the reasons for why each pair chose to work in a different way within specific books.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly DiPucchio, Michelle Knudsen, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Moderator: Cyndi Giorgis
A Weyr of Dragons: Journeys of Magic & Intrigue
Three best-selling authors will share the ways in which dragons are woven into their characters' journeys of magic and intrigue. Dragons have long captured the imagination in fantasy and their appeal to readers will be explored.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Grace Lin, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber
Marilyn's Monster with Michelle Knudsen
Enjoy a story read by an author as Michelle Knudsen shares her new book, Marilyn's Monster.

Story Blanket Tent  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Matt Phelan

Books:
Revenge of the Evil Librarian
Children / Teens
Candlewick
February 2017
ISBN 9780763688288
Hardcover
$16.99, INSTORE
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The stage is set for a fiendishly dramatic summer at theater camp for Cynthia and her boyfriend, Ryan. More/less

Marilyn's Monster
Children / Teens
Candlewick Press
March 2015
ISBN 9780763660116
Hardcover, 40 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
Buy now

Trying to be patient as one of the only kids in her class who has not been chosen by a pet monster, little Marilyn decides to search for her monster even though she is supposed to wait to let a monster choose her. 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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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