Politics & Prose -- Ben Hatke ("Things in the Basement"):
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Description of Pictures: Ben Hatke - Things in the Basement - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department
Chasing his little sister’s lost pink sock, Milo delves deeper and deeper into the basement through the layers of history, meeting scary creatures along the way. Milo must lead his new friends against the ultimate danger to save the Things in the Basement and retrieve the lost sock, while his quest teaches him about bravery and friendship in this riveting, suspenseful graphic novel.
About the Author:
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.
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HATKE_230906_037.JPG: Heidi Ashton-Yoon
HATKE_230906_082.JPG: Amber Lovold (Politics and Prose). The author was a bit late so the staff was filling in the time for the audience
HATKE_230906_095.JPG: Ben Hatke shows up, radiating remorse for being late
HATKE_230906_197.JPG: Heidi Ashton-Yoon, Ben Hatke
HATKE_230906_429.JPG: Ben Hatke, Heidi Ashton-Yoon
HATKE_230906_517.JPG: Mike Rhode, Ben Hatke
HATKE_230906_524.JPG: Ben Hatke, Bob Carr
HATKE_230906_558.JPG: Ben Hatke sketch
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