Children’s book author-illustrators Tom Angleberger (DJ Funkyfoot! Butler for Hire) and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy, Sorry Day, Bindi, and Strangers on Country) take part in this interactive event for ages five and up, discussing their award-winning books for young readers. Fun for all ages!

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below or simply make plans to watch on The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on

Thanks to our bookseller for this event, UVA Bookstore.

“[In DJ Funkyfoot! Butler for Hire] readers will come to admire the dapper dog’s (mostly) unflappable ability to carry on—or, at least, make a hasty exit.”―Booklist

“This is a simply beautiful and beautifully simple book. Leffler, an animator, muralist and art teacher, has created a visually evocative and emotionally-charged book in Once There Was a Boy.“—Kids’ Book Review


Thanks to our partner for this event: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, with support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, and the UVA Vice Provost for the Arts.

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