Signed Books by Julie Abe

A pinch of magic and a signed book!

If you would like a signed and personalized with a name, this takes longer (a couple of weeks). Please pick your book and include the name you would like personalized. 

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*Please note: Requesting a personalization may cause a delay in shipping. Our local authors offer this service at their convenience, which requires working around their schedule. 

This service is only availble through Once Upon A Time, America's Oldest Children's Bookstore. 

About Julie Abe:

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Julie Abe has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures. Her debut novel EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH received a starred review from Kirkus: “Bewitching…a must-read for fantasy lovers," and was also listed as a Best Middle Grade Book by Kirkus Reviews, New York Public Library, Bank Street College of Education, and Book Riot. Julie is also the author of EVA EVERGREEN AND THE CURSED WITCH; ALLIANA, GIRL OF DRAGONS; and TESSA MIYATA IS NO HERO, as well as the young adult novels THE CHARMED LIST and OUR CURSED LOVE. Keep up with Julie's latest books and adventures on or sign up for her newsletter at

Photo credit: Julie Vu

Donate a copy!

I hope you'll consider donating a copy of Eva Evergreen to a reader in the local community! Donating a copy will allow readers who might have never met Eva to have a book of their very own, filled with joy, hope, and magic.  - Julie Abe

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Books are collected for homeless and at-risk kids in our local school district.

SKU: 9780316448529a
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Released 8/22/23

SKU: 9781250851321a
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Released 12/12/23

This utterly charming debut by Julie Abe will win the hearts of young readers and parents alike with its tale of a semi-magical witch sent on a quest to earn her Novice Witch rank. With a “wink” to angel Clarence of It’s A Wonderful Life, who was sent to earth to get his wings, Abe’s young Eva Evergreen has her mission “to always do good”, for her adopted village of Auteri and to guard and protect the village from the all-dreaded Culling. With only a minimal amount of magic in her arsenal, she uses her strong mechanical and repair abilities to make up for what she lacks in powerful magic. Eva calls on her new found friends of Auteri in this race-to-the-finish adventure that has more story left to tell. This will be one terrific real aloud as well as an accessible tale to delight newly independent readers. Julie Abe is an author to watch!

— From Staff Picks by Maureen

Released 8/4/20

Released 7/6/21

Released 8/3/21

SKU: 9780316493963a
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Released 7/5/22

SKU: 9781250830098a
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Released 7/5/22