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Imagination Friday with Adam Rex

September 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

A young boy in a wizards robe and hat runs through a forest, closely followed by a large crow.Meet Adam Rex, the author and illustrator of The Story of Gumluck the Wizard, a new early chapter book series. In this absurdly silly and heartfelt book, a wee wizard is on a quest to become a helpful hero by doing the bidding of rude, ungrateful townspeople. Narrated by a sarcastic raven, this noodlehead tale introduces a goofy magical kingdom along with questions about truth and lies.

Adam will share his new book, his process in creating the story, invite children to create their Gumluck adventure, and answer questions.

Host: Kathy Short, UArizona Regents Professor and Director of WOW.
Panelist: Adam Rex
Co-Sponsor: Tucson Festival of Books

a man with short hair wearing glassesAdam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, On Account of the Gum, Are You Scared Darth Vadar and The True Meaning of Smekday (made into the animated movie Home). He is the author of Oh No, The Aunts Are Here and Pluto Gets the Call, and the illustrator of Chu’s Day. He has also created art for games like Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his cat, dog, son and wife. Visit him at https://www.adamrex.com/ or follow him on Twitter.

Imagination Fridays is co-sponsored by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words/University of Arizona and will occur from 1-1:45 p.m. once a month on a Friday from September to December with a different author or illustrator. Add some excitement to Fridays with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrators to promote new books and encourage children as readers, writers and illustrators.

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September 8, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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