Visiting Author for Schools: Jessica Day George
Jessica Day George
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 (She has one slot left on Thurs, March 9 in the afternoon.)
Jessica Day George
ABOUT THE BOOK: Saturdays at Sea
There is never a dull moment for Celie and her family in Castle Glower--even when they're not in the Castle itself! After traveling to the seaside kingdom of Lilah’s betrothed prince, Lulath, Celie and her companions are busy training griffins, enjoying wedding festivities, and finishing construction of a grand ship built from parts of the Castle. But on their maiden voyage, the Ship steers them far off course into uncharted waters. Celie and Lilah hope that the Ship is taking them to the ancient island where unicorns once roamed, but as the journey grows longer and supplies run low, they are in trouble. Celie, Lilah, and Rolf know they must trust the Ship as they trust the Castle, but what if they never reach land again?
“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. Her favorite day of the week is Friday because often there is pizza for dinner. Visit Jessica at www.jessicadaygeorge.com, on Twitter at: @JessDayGeorge, and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaDayGeorgeBooks
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.
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 be sure to ask them to the name of your school in the Notes section of the order.
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.