Visiting Author for Schools: John August
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, February 8, 2018 (John will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John August is a screenwriter whose credits include Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie. He is also the creator of the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling school distributed to more than two thousand classrooms worldwide. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August. As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The world on her side of the glass was sparkling with silver and gold, like a palace made of autumn leaves. She looked off to her right. Someone was coming. Her words came in an urgent whisper: "If I can see you, they can see you. You're in danger. Be careful, Arlo Finch.” Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he's already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces. At first he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being in Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But he soon finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger's Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth.
Praise for Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.” — Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
“A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo's adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!” — Ally Condie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Matched and Summerlost
“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure, set in a supernatural scouting troop. Reading this book made me wish I hadn't dropped out of Cub Scouts.” — Geoff Rodkey, New York Times bestselling author of the Tapper Twins series
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
1 hour (about 40 minutes for the presentation, plus about 20 minutes for Q&A)
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary; grades 4-6
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
At least 250 students.
Projector, projector screen, microphone. And a bottle of water.
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 John's book: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-john-august 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 me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.