Wishes and Wellingtons Book Launch with Julie Berry
A wish, an orphan, and a magical adventure!
Help us celebrate with local, award-winning author Julie Berry as she publishes her newest book Wishes and Wellingtons! This will be a socially distant event. For safety and health reasons, Julie will be signing inside the store while all masked customers will remain outside, standing in line, six feet apart, at the front of the door. There will be no presentation or staged photographs.
If you are unable to attend the event, signed books may also be purchased for pick up or shipment after the event.
About Wishes and Wellingtons: From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Julie Berry comes a brand new middle-grade fantasy adventure full of humor and heart.
Be careful what you wish for ...
Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for "Upright Young Ladies." When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master.
Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery. It'll take all of her quick thinking and sass to set matters right. Maeve Merritt is one feisty heroine you won't soon forget.
About Julie Berry: Julie Berry is the author of the 2017 Printz Honor and Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlisted novel The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That's in Me, and many other acclaimed middle grade novels and picture books. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College. She lives in Southern California with her family.
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(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel