Join National Book Award winner Will Alexander for a book signing and reading of his newest middle grade novel, "A Festival of Ghosts," a spooky sequel to "A Properly Unhaunted Place." We're getting ready for Halloweentime a little early around here!
Book signing 5-6pm; reading and cupcakes 6-7pm. All ages welcome.
Free and open to the public. A Montpelier Artwalk event and a Vermont Arts 2018 Program of the Vermont Arts Council.
About the Book
A spooky adventure full of excitement in this entertaining sequel to A Properly Unhaunted Place. For ages 8-12.
Rosa Ramona Diaz, the ghost appeasing assistant librarian, has unleashed all the ghosts who were previously shut out of the small town of Ingot. Now ghosts are everywhere, and the town’s living residents are either learning to cope or trying to do the one thing no one can successfully do—banish the ghosts.
At school, something supernatural is stealing kids’ voices and leaving them speechless. And it’s Rosa’s job to solve the mystery and set things right. Meanwhile her best friend Jasper is dealing with what remains of the Renaissance Festival, where ghosts from Ingot’s past are now battling it out with the ghosts of the Renaissance reenactors. And Rosa is experiencing a haunting of her own—could her father’s ghost have followed her here?
Somehow Rosa and Jasper are going to have to find a way to bring Ingot back to normal—in a world where the living are now residing side-by-side with the dearly departed.
Praise: "Alexander’s message—that acceptance and empathy, not building walls, is the answer—will resonate." – Publishers Weekly
About the Author
William Alexander is a National Book Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of fantasy and science fiction for kids.
Additional honors include an Eleanor Cameron Award, an Earphones Award, a Junior Library Guild Selection, an International Latino Book Award finalist, a Mythopoetic Award finalist, two Minnesota Book Award finalists, and two CBC Best Children’s Book of the Year Awards.
Will is Cuban-American. He studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at Clarion. He teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.