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Author Visit with Adam Rex

Author Visit: Adam Rex

We're thrilled to welcome children's and YA author/illustrator Adam Rex to the shop

Adam will share from his newest novel, A LITTLE LIKE WAKING, as a special prelude event to his Star Wars Reads Day visit with ARPLS. This event is perfect for YA readers of all ages. 


Zelda is stuck in a dream. A very strange dream, where people can fly, bears sneeze money, and her childhood cat, Patches, is somehow alive - despite being run over years ago. Things only get stranger when Zelda meets Langston, a sweet if overly timid guy who feels more real to her than anyone she’s ever met.

As Zelda and Langston explore the far reaches of the dreamscape together, they find themselves growing closer and closer. But what they uncover along the way pushes them towards a truth neither of them wants to face. Will it turn out that he's the guy of her dreams, or is she the girl of his?

Full of mind-bending artwork, Adam Rex's A Little Like Waking is a tender, insightful read that defies time, space, and expectation that's perfect for fans of Every Day and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

✍️ About ADAM:

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of more than forty books for kids.

These include New York Times bestselling picture books like Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, School’s First Day of School, (with illustrator Christian Robinson), and Chu’s Day (with author Neil Gaiman). His work has been adapted for film and television.

He’s won some awards, including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature and the National Cartoonists Society Book Illustration Award. His debut novel was shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

He used to make art for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Sometimes he still does. 

He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his dog, son, and wife.

Date: 10/20/2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm