Written by Salvo Lavis and James Munn • Illustrated by Dave Leonard

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“When I was a kid, I had a pet weasel.
I think that’s a rather unusual animal for a kid to have.
But I was a rather unusual kid.”

A boy’s imagination runs wild when he adopts an unconventional pet that sparks his imagination and helps bring his space travel fantasies to life. Back on planet Earth, problems arise when the weasel escapes during a class field trip and turns an entire science museum upside down. In trouble with his parents, the boy must figure out how to make things right—and how to keep pet he loves.

“Energetic…fresh, cinematic cartooning has fun with the story’s flights of fancy.”
-Publishers Weekly

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32 Pages • Full Color • Printed in the U.S.A.

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Find Once Upon a Weasel at the independent bookstores, toy stores, gift shops, and retailers below. Don’t see your favorite indie store here? Let us know! We are growing our retailer list constantly.


Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103



Miracle Mile Toy Hall

5464 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Diesel, a Bookstore

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101



8384 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Mr. G’s for Kids

180 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Book Loft

1680 Mission Dr
Solvang, CA 93463


Chaucer’s Bookstore

3321 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93105


Christopher’s Books

1400 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(in Potrero Hill)


Charlie’s Corner

4102 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(in Noe Valley)



Tomfoolery Toys & Books

4844 Beechnut
Houston, Texas 77096


Imagination Toys

3851 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025



6102 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77057

3900 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005


River Oaks Bookstore

3270 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098


Book People

603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703



Nola Kids

333 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130


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Filled with rich illustrations for younger kids and great vocabulary words for budding readers, Once Upon a Weasel is a picture book that parents and children can enjoy together. Ideal for kids 4-10 and the adults who read to them. Once Upon a Weasel is the first book in the World of the Weasel series from authors Salvo Lavis and James Munn and illustrator Dave Leonard.

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