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Festival Brings Children's Authors to Kansas City

Posted: Mar 28, 2013 7:54 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Mar 28, 2013 7:55 AM

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Daniel Handler of "Lemony Snicket" fame is among the children's authors and illustrators coming to Kansas City next week.

An independent bookstore, the Reading Reptile, is hosting a literature festival April 5 and 6 in association with Rockhurst University's education department. The festival includes events for children and adults.

Handler writes the popular "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series. He'll be joined by Jack Gantos, whose "Dead End in Norvelt" won the John Newbery Medal for the best children's book of 2011.

Other presenters include Jon Klassen, Laura Amy Schlitz, Herve Tullet and Peter Brown. Brown's New York Times best sellers include "Children Make Terrible Pets."

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