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Celebrate the NEW “Skunk and Badger” story, with Author Amy Timberlake
September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
On Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall is proud to present Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake in an online conversation with fellow author James Klise. They’ll be talking about Amy’s new book, Egg Marks the Spot, the second title in the delightful Skunk and Badger series, books that have been compared Frog and Toad, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The Wind in the Willows (because they are quirky, charming, warm, and funny!) We recommend this program for readers ages 7 to adult. Learn more about the author and her work on her website.
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About the Book: Badger’s secret heart of his heart is the Spider Eye Agate, stolen years ago by his crafty and treasure-trade-dealing cousin, Fisher. Skunk’s deepest pleasure is spending Sundays with the New Yak Times Book Review. When Mr. G. Hedgehog threatens to take the Book Review as soon as it thumps on the doorstep, Skunk decides an adventure will solve both their problems. Badger agrees, and together they set off for his favorite campsite on Endless Lake. But all is not as it seems at Campsite #5. There are Harrumphs in the night. Unexpected friends show up. Then Fisher appears, and Badger knows something is going on. Something involving lies, secrets, and betrayals, along with a luminous, late-Jurassic prize. In a volume that includes full-color plates and additional black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott medalist Jon Klassen, award-winning author Amy Timberlake takes readers on a second adventure in the series reviewers have called an instant classic.
About the Author: Amy Timberlake’s novels for young readers have received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar Award, a Golden Kite Award, and the China Times Best Book Award. She grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin, but now calls Chicago home. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. You can find her walking on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail on cool, crisp fall days.
About James Klise: This evening’s conversation partner is the author of Love Drugged, which was an ALA Stonewall Honor Book, as well as The Art of Secrets, an Edgar Award Winner for the Best YA Novel of 2015. James lives in Chicago, where he works as a high school librarian and teaches at Storystudio Chicago. His short fiction has appeared in many journals, including StoryQuarterly, New Orleans Review, Ascent, and Southern Humanities Review.