Event date: 

04/01/2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


Author of How to Stage a Catastrophe
Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 pm

Rebecca Donnelly, How to Stage a CatastropheHey kids, Let’s put on a show! Calling all former theater
nerds, entrepreneurs, and kids with moxie! We all
want to be a part of this gang of friends who unite to
save the Juicebox Theater, solve a mystery, and probably
achieve world domination. The fast, funny, conversational
script style of this middle grade novel
draws in young readers and adults alike. It’s a perfect
“giggle aloud” read for a classroom or backstage with
a flashlight.

                                      – Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books (Zionsville, IN)

Rebecca DonnellyHilarious and heartwarming, the mission to save a failing community theater unites a riotous cast of characters in Rebecca Donnelly’s offbeat middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe. Donnelly was born in England, where she got to stand in the rain and wave at the Queen once, and at seven moved to California, where they don't do things like that. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, currently runs a small rural library in upstate New York, and has written for School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Donnelly will be delighted to sign copies of her book.



How to Stage a Catastrophe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623708078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Capstone Young Readers - April 2017

Sidney plans to be the director of the Juicebox Theater when he grows up. For now, he handles the props, his best friend Folly works the concession stand, and his sister May hangs out in the spotlight. But the theater is in danger of closing, and the kids know they need a plan to save it and fast.

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