Jessica Day George
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 (morning only) (Jessica will be visiting two schools. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE.)
Jessica Day George
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Rose Legacy
When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when her family and kingdom are put at risk, can she embrace The Way and the exciting future it might bring her? This sweeping, emotionally-resonant fantasy from beloved author Jessica Day George is perfect for fans of Princess Academy and Black Beauty.
“Lovely and engaging, this fantasy series continues to have wide appeal.”—Booklist; on Thursdays with the Crown
“A sweet, funny, sincere story.” —Kirkus Reviews; on Wednesdays in the Tower (A New York Times Bestseller)
“There is plenty to charm readers. . . . Celie continues to be a plucky, capable heroine.” —School Library Journal; on Wednesdays in the Tower (A New York Times Bestseller)
“A satisfying mix of Hogwarts and Howl’s Moving Castle.” —School Library Journal; Tuesdays at the Castle
“Will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux.” —Shelf Awareness; on Tuesdays at the Castle
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower, Thursdays with the Crown, Fridays with the Wizards, and Saturdays at Sea, as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and the Dragon Slippers trilogy. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and worked as a librarian and bookseller before turning to writing full-time. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their three young children.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Jessica’s presentation is 45 minutes and then 10 minutes at the end for questions from students. She uses a PowerPoint for visuals with pictures of books that inspire her (and some funny pictures as well!). Jessica discusses “Where Ideas Come From”—good ideas come from questions that you’d like to explore—and the questions that prompted her to write her books, whether they be questions about history, nature, or magic castles.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary school; grades 3-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
Projector, projector screen and microphone (if room size demands.) Jessica will bring her computer with the necessary cords to connect to the projector, along with a USB as a back-up.
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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Jessica's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-jessica-day-george Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.