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Liza Jane believed she could find better parents. So she fired her mom and dad and hired the first applicant who came to the door--what could possibly go wrong?
And at first everything was fun. The dragon did whatever Liza Jane wanted him to do. But it turned out the dragon had only one response to all problems--opening his mouth and belching fire. Suddenly, people were scared of Liza Jane. The pizza delivery man didn't want to come to her house. No one wanted to play with her. And all that fire was very bad for the furniture.
Could Liza Jane have been wrong about what kind of qualities she wanted in a parent?
Although she needs no introduction to Baltimoreans or friends of the Ivy Bookshop, Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist, who has won more than 20 awards for her fiction—and been nominated for 30 more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published 20 novels, a novella and a collection of short stories. Lit Hub recently named her one of the "essential" female crime writers of the last 100 years. She also has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and T Magazine.
Kate Samworth is the author and illustrator of Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers in 2014. She gathers ideas from around the world and has found unusual ways to travel: touring Europe with her band in the 80s, working as an outdoor guide’s translator in Brazil, volunteering on organic farms in Spain and Turkey. She is currently working on a new series started at a residency in rural Portugal.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm