Friday Night at Hodges Cafe

Grab a shake, a corner seat, and await next Friday at Hodges’ Cafe, you won’t find a more happening spot east of Dubuque. One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

‘Friday Night at Hodges’ Cafe’ is exactly what a children’s book should be – silly.
Time Magazine

Whether taken as a cautionary tale on xenophobia or as the story of a zany pie fight, Egan’s book is an appealing offering.
Booklist, Starred Review

Kids will love the ‘good buys vs. bad guys’ mayhem and will be relieved by the outcome.
School Library Journal, Starred Review

  • Flying Starts Award, Publisher’s Weekly
  • ‘Friday Night at Hodges’ Cafe’ was made into an Opera by the Los Angeles Opera Company, with a musical score by Michael Silversher. It has been performed all over Southern California, at places like the Skirball Center and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.