In this unforgettable virtual event, Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale, beloved illustrator LeUyen Pham, award-winning author Gene Yang, cartoonist and author Jen Wang, and Newbery Medal-winner Jerry Craft take our virtual stage to celebrate the box set release of Shannon and LeUyen's FRIENDS. Get all of your favorite friends in one boxed set featuring these bestselling graphic memoirs: REAL FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS, and FRIENDS FOREVER! During this event, Shannon and LeUyen will discuss their graphic novel series and friendship with Gene, Jen, and Jerry. To top it all off, LeUyen will live draw each author while they're on screen! Graphic novel fans, middle grade readers, parents, and educators will love this event! Save your spot in the free event below.
Shannon Hale has kindly signed bookplates for everyone who purchases FRIENDS FOREVER from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.
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ABOUT THE BOOKS:
Get all of your favorite friends in one boxed set featuring these bestselling and beloved graphic memoirs: Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever!
From award-winning creators Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a series about friendship, family, and finding your own path, inspired by Shannon's real life. This box set includes:
When best friends are not forever...
When Shannon makes her first ever friend, she thinks she's found her bestie for life. But when her friend joins up with another circle of friends called The Group, Shannon feels left out. Will they stay friends? And is Shannon in The Group? Or out?
Follow your heart. Find your people.
Now that Shannon's best friends with the most popular girl in school, sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. But suddenly, everyone has to watch the same shows, love the same songs, and like the same people. Is Shannon being true to herself?
Eighth grade. It's complicated.
Now a wise eighth grader, Shannon thinks she's got it figured out—her true friends, her favorite hobbies, and the key to happiness. But no matter what she does, Shannon never feels okay. Can she ever be truly happy—just as she is?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including fantasy novels The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days, science fiction novel Dangerous, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends (with LeUyen Pham), and romantic comedy Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.
LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children’s books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.