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Friday, November 7, 2014

Wicked Author Visits the Carnegie on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Gregory Maguire, who wrote the novel behind the bewitchingly famous Broadway hit, visits Carnegie Library Lecture Hall this Sunday for a talk and a book signing, courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' series for kids and teens.

Maguire has just released a new historical fantasy for a younger audience called Egg & Spoon.The book, set in turn-of-the-century Tsarist Russia, follows an impoverished child named Elena Rudina as well as a noble family visiting the Tsar and Russian folklore’s most infamous villain, Baba Yaga.

The New York Times called it a “series of dreamy, expertly painted vignettes.”

Egg & Spoon revisits Russian fairy tales that inspired a book 30 years earlier in Maguire's career, The Dream Stealer. Macguire’s other children's titles include Matchless (a remake of Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Little Match Girl,") and Making Mischief (a tribute to the author of Where the Wild Things Are). Additionally, in 1987, he founded a non-profit educational charity, Children's Literature New England, Inc.

The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday. The venue is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland.

For tickets, see here, and use the code BABAYAGA to save $2 off every ticket. Children three and under come free.

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