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Maine Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen To Read from “King Hugo’s Huge Ego” at USM

2 p.m., Saturday, September 10

University of Southern Maine Portland Bookstore

Woodbury Campus Center

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Barbara Kelly at 780-4072.

Chris Van Dusen will be reading from his new book, “King Hugo’s Huge Ego,” about a tiny king with a very large ego.  But when he mistreats the wrong villager - a sorceress - the spell she casts literally causes his head to swell.  The more he boasts, the bigger it gets, finally toppling the mini monarch right off his castle. Van Dusen’s hilarious story is matched only by his outrageous illustrations. Together they make for a picture book that is sometimes fairy tale, sometimes cautionary, and always laugh-out-loud funny.