Visiting Author for Schools: Paul Tobin
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, March 9 AND Friday, March 10, 2017 (Only the the morning slot on Thursday, March 9 is available.) (Paul will visit two schools each day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees
It's Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn't join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up -- the League of Ostracized Fellows -- and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he's convinced there's a spy in his very own school. Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine to save the day. They'll need the help of Nate's crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, artist Colleen Coover, with whom he created the Eisner award-winning, Bandette. He is currently on a national book tour promoting the sequel to the middle grade series The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat called, The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees. This series will have five novels! He is also the author of a multitude of comics for such publishers as Marvel, Dark Horse, and DC Comics. Paul is one of the two head writers for the Angry Birds comics, and is also writing episodes for the upcoming season of Angry Birds cartoon shorts. He further rounds out his domination of iPhone games by writing the Plants vs. Zombies comics. His other current projects include the Adventure Time: Flip Side series, combining the worlds of Prometheus/Aliens/Predator in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics/Ridley Scott, and continuing work on his award-winning horror series Colder. Visit him online at www.paultobin.net.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Paul's presentation is 45 minutes. Paul will talk about The Genius Factor series, as well as some of my other body of work, including the New York Times bestselling Plants vs. Zombies series, and the Eisner Award winning Bandette, as well as superhero comics for Marvel and DC. In addition, he'll discuss the art of writing as a whole: ideas, execution, and the whole craft.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary, grades 3-6
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
Projector, projector screen, microphone, computer or laptop (Paul will bring a flash drive.) TBD if the presentation has sound.
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 Paul's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-paul-tobin Please be sure to ask them to include the name of your school in the Notes section of the order.