CANCELLED: Gary Paulsen

Saturday, October 9th, 1:00 pm Central

Due to a family emergency, this event with Gary Paulsen and Laurie Hertzel has been cancelled. If a rescheduled date can be set up, an announcement of that will follow separately. You can still purchase a book with signed bookplate, however, see below!


A copy of the book, which includes a bookplate SIGNED by Gary Paulsen, can be purchased in advance using the button below! Books are provided by Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul; purchasing here helps support them AND Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival—thank you!

Pick up How To Train Your Dad

PRICE: $19

BOOK PURCHASE with Local Pickup at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN (price includes sales tax)

Ship How To Train Your Dad

PRICE: $22

BOOK PURCHASE plus $3 shipping to your location (U.S. only, price includes sales tax)

Praise for How To Train Your Dad:

Breezy and light, with a grounding touch of tenderness, this is both an entertaining solo read and a solid suggestion for family sharing.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Newbery Honoree Paulsen, renowned for his tales of survival, revisits the humor and hijinks found in his Liar, Liar series. Carl’s hang-dog descriptions of having to wear pink overalls and ride an “original creation” bike are funny and endearing, and eternal optimist Pooder is the perfect sidekick to perpetually resigned Carl. And underneath the training mishaps is a sweet story about a kid who figures out that his life—and his dad—may not be so bad after all.

Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author:

Gary Paulsen is the winner of the ALA Margaret Edwards Award for his contribution to young adult literature, and is a three-time Newbery Honor winner, for Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. His books have sold more than 35 million copies. He lives in New Mexico.

photo © Brian Adams


Laurie Hertzel is Senior Editor for Books at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she has worked for more than 20 years. She has won national awards for her magazine writing, newspaper journalism, and short fiction, and her memoir, News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist, won the 2011 Minnesota Book Award readers choice award. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., teaches memoir writing at the Loft Literary Center, and is a past President of the National Book Critics Circle.