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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Words & Pictures” – Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris

November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Author headshots of Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris next to a cover of their book, The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom.

Register to attend IN-PERSON or WATCH ONLINE. Please note that the video link for the livestreamed event will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the lecture. The captioned video will be available to view for one week, expiring on December 7, 2023.

Award-winning creators Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris are back with the second volume in the bestselling The First Cat in Space graphic novel series! Secret tales of woe, hilarious new characters, and dangerous plans of sabotage will keep readers delighted and laughing until the thrilling climax.

The Moon Queen has been poisoned—by SOUP.

With few she can trust in her own royal court, she and First Cat will have to journey alone to find the antidote. If only LOZ 4000 were still with them . . . But our once-heroic toenail clipping robot is on the run, looking for new purpose in this vast universe.

Unbeknownst to our trio, secret forces are working against them. In a world of villainous cowboys, high-speed chases, and falling pianos, can our iconic trio find their way back to one another and save the Moon Queen before it’s too late? And who would want to poison her? Is Captain Babybeard, the adorable baby pirate, in this one?

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have won many prizes, including two Caldecott Honors, three New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Awards, and three E.B. White Read Aloud Awards. Mac lives in Oakland, California.

Shawn Harris’s picture books include Eggers’s What Can a Citizen Do, which was a Time Magazine Best Children’s Book, Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy, A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett, and his own author-illustrated works Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and Doing Business.


November 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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CLP – Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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