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Event date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Featured Book: 
The Magic Word

Petaluma - It’s laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family with this Caldecott Honor-winning, New York Times-bestselling children’s author. Here, the magic word is “Alakazoomba!” — or at least, it’s what the amped-up protagonist says to summon the cookie that his babysitter won't let him have if he doesn’t first say the real magic word. With his newly discovered magical wish-granting word, Paxton sics a walrus on his babysitter, drops a swimming pool smack dab into the middle of the living room, and summons an elephant for good measure, much to the chagrin of his parents. Barnett’s book is a subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency.


Event Location: 
Petaluma Store
140 Kentucky Street,
Petaluma, CA 94952
The Magic Word Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Elise Parsley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062354846
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 4th, 2016

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Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
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775 Village Court | 707-578-8938
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Sebastopol Store

138 N. Main Street
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Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
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Healdsburg Store

106 Matheson Street
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Napa Store

3740 Bel Aire Plaza
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Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Street
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San Rafael Store

850 4th Street
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