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The holidays are nearly here. The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming has at last returned to print. You have a very precocious young reader in your life who demands a magazine to call their own. You have hot liquid in need of color-changing vessels. This combo is here to solve at least a small but not insignificant percentage of your many problems.

Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah. Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book. People who are interested in either or both of these things will find this book so enjoyable it will feel as if Hanukkah is being celebrated for several years, rather than eight nights. The mug is 11 oz. It is cherry red. It turns white when hot liquid is added within, as one often does with a mug. It states the title of this holiday classic upon it. It should be yours. Illustoria is an art and storytelling print magazine for all ages, suitable for readers as young as six years. Get all three together for one excessively reasonable price while supplies last, or by December 15, whichever comes first.

Praise for The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story

“Go ahead and cover this book in red, stamp it with gold foil and label it a Christmas story—Lemony Snicket fans won’t be fooled. […] Embedding a satirical sting in his elegantly cadenced prose, the author up-ends any number of conventions in what may be his funniest book yet.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Illustoria magazine

Best Gifts for Nine-Year-Olds—Wirecutter

“The best kids art & storytelling magazine out there.”
Wendy MacNaughton, Draw Together

“[A] beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again… Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers… [with] messages of compassion and inclusivity… bursting with creative ideas and inspiration.”
—“Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,” Wirecutter, The New York Times

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: This combo subscription will begin with Issue #22: Invention. All subscriptions to Illustoria magazine automatically renew after three issues. In the event of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or send an email to with the subject line “End Illustoria Autorenew.” Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.

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