Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Book Signing
Perfect for adventurous readers ages 9 to 13!
With Ginger Johnson, Henry Lien, and Julie Berry
We are excited to host three authors for a special book signing filled with magic and adventure! The event will consist of a short discussion followed by a book signing.
If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below.
About the Books:
The Splintered Light: Reminiscent of The Giver, this literary debut middle-grade fantasy is beautifully written and stunningly creative.
Ever since his brother Luc's disappearance and his father's tragic death, Ishmael has lived a monotonous existence helping his mother on their meager farm where everything is colorless. Until one morning a ray of light fragments Ishmael's gray world into something extraordinary: a spectrum of color he never knew existed. Emboldened, Ishmael sets out to find answers hoping his long lost brother might hold the key.
Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword: The School for Good and Evil meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in this debut fantasy series about a young girl's quest to become a champion of wu liu, an art form that blends figure skating with martial arts.
Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother Cricket have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find themselves in a heated competition for top ranking. Tensions rise when the dazzling pearl buildings of the Academy are vandalized and outsider Peasprout is blamed for the attacks by her rivals--and even some friends. Now she must uncover the true vandal to ensure peace between Shin and Pearl--all while becoming a champion
The Emperor's Ostrich: Magic and mayhem abound in this middle-grade fantasy adventure from Julie Berry, the author of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.
Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich.
Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely.
About the Authors:
Ginger Johnson earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire with her husband, two sons, a coop of sassy chickens, and a tank of doctor fish. The Splintered Light is her debut novel.
Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov's, earning several Nebula Award nominations. Born in Taiwan, Henry currently lives in Hollywood, California. Peasprout Chen is his debut novel.
Julie Berry is the author of many books for children and young adults including The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. She lives in southern California with her husband and four sons.
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