An Evening with Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris for the Whole Family!

Writer Mac Barnett and illustrator Sean Harris pictured with their new graphic novel, The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom.


Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris, The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom

Your whole family is invited to join Rakestraw Books for an evening of books, stories, music, and silliness with two of today's most beloved children's book creators, writer Mac Barnett and illustrator Shawnn Harris.

This special event will take place on Saturday, 14 October 2023 at 5 PM (doors open at 4:30) at Danville Congregational Church.

During this entertaining (we promise you will love it as much as your kids!) visit, Mac and Shawn will be presenting their new novel, The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom. There will be time for questions from the audience and a chance to meet both Mac and Shawn and have your picture taken.

Guests of all ages are encouraged to come in costume (remember Halloween is only two weeks later!). We will have a special button for everyone who comes in costume.

Each ticket includes admission for three family members and an autographed copy of The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom.

Only 80 family tickets are available, so make your plans soon. We know this will be an evening that your whole family will remember for years to come! Purchase tickets HERE.


About the book:

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. Perfect for fans of Dog Man and InvestiGators.

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?

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Danville Congregational Church
989 San Ramon Valley Blvd
Danville, CA 94526
The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063084117
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 3rd, 2023