Storytime for Kids |
Mummy Cat with Illustrator Lisa Brown and Author Marcus Ewert

$5 members
$10 adults | $10 seniors and students (with ID) | $5 youths
FREE for children ages 5 and under, Registration Required
Sun, May 5 | 11am
Learning Center

Join us in welcoming illustrator Lisa Brown and author Marcus Ewert for a special reading of Mummy Cat (2015, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a touching picture book about a feline mummy patiently awaiting the return of his beloved owner—a young Egyptian queen. In addition to the reading, Brown and Ewert will give a detailed presentation including a look inside their careers writing and illustrating children’s books and a more in-depth look at the Ancient Egyptian and cultural practices that inspired and informed the writing and illustration of Mummy Cat.

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who shall be responsible for the child at all times. All adults must be accompanied by a child.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for Mummy Cat with Illustrator Lisa Brown and Author Marcus Ewert will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors: Purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, April 2 at noon PST by emailing
  • Supporter, Founding, and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, April 3 at noon PST by emailing
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets beginning Thursday, April 4 at noon PST via the Member Portal.
  • Public (non-members): Purchase tickets beginning Friday, April 5 at noon PST via the Public Programs ticketing page.

About the Speakers

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a New York Times-bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist whose picture books include Mummy Cat (2015) by Marcus Ewert, The Airport Book (2016), Goldfish Ghost (2017) by Lemony Snicket, and The Hospital Book (2023). Her comics include The Phantom Twin (2020), a graphic novel for teens, and a collection of comics called Long Story Short (2020). She teaches at the California College of the Arts and is on the board of 826 Valencia in San Francisco.

Marcus Ewert

Marcus Ewert lives in an honest-to-gosh turret (like Rapunzel) right here in San Francisco.

He loves writing books for kids, and he's written four so far: 10,000 Dresses (2008), Mummy Cat (2015), Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That (2018), and She Wanted to Be Haunted (2020).

As a kid, he loved reading about Ancient Egypt; as an adult, he is slowly studying American Sign Language. He is allergic to cats.

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