Tuesday Jul 5
KIDS AUTHOR PAUL DURHAM TO VISIT
TUESDAY, JULY 5; 7 PM
PAUL DURHAM, author of The Luck Uglies middle grade series, will introduce Book 3: Rise of the Ragged Clover. It is the exhilarating conclusion to the critically acclaimed series. The final battle between the Luck Uglies and the treacherous Fork-Tongue Charmers comes to Rye O'Chanter's doorstep. Filled with adventure, humor, friendship, and a hint of magic, this fantasy series is an irresistible cross between Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series and Joseph Delaney's Last Apprentice.
When Rye travels back home to Village Drowning to help her father with his plan to defeat the Luck Uglies' bitter rivals, she finds the place in shambles. Monstrous Bog Noblins now raid the streets at night. People are afraid to leave their houses because no one is around to protect them. Rye realizes she can't wait for the adults to sort it out -- so she enlists her friends to come up with a plan...a plan that could change everything for Drowning because the only way to save her village may be to destroy it..
The Luck Uglies was named an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing. It was the CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth.