DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
EITHER Tuesday, April 4 OR Wednesday, April 5
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RAYMOND ARROYO is a New York Times bestselling author, the lead anchor and managing editor of EWTN News, the host of The World Over Live--he is seen in nearly 300 million homes internationally each week, and the creator of the Will Wilder series. Raymond is touring the country promoting the second book in this Will Wilder series, Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders. He is also founder of Storyented, a large-scale literacy initiative. When not in Perilous Falls, he lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at @RaymondArroyo.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders
In Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders, the second book in the action-adventure Will Wilder middle-grade series, twelve-year-old Will is back to protect his town of Perilous Falls from another ancient evil—the fearsome demon Amon. When the storied Staff of Moses―responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt―vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will is suspect number one. Desperate to prove his innocence and stop the thief from unleashing terrors upon the town, Will must use his supernatural gift to locate the beast―but it’s nowhere to be found. As the river runs with blood, sharp-toothed frogs surround his home, and clouds of swarming gnats choke the streets, Will must rely on his supernatural ability, everything he learned from his training, and help from his friends, siblings, and Great-Aunt Lucille to find the missing staff and unmask the hidden evil before time runs out for all of them.
Praise for the Will Wilder series
"Open the cover, fasten your seat belt, and get ready for a rip-roaring ride." — Ridley Pearson, author of the New York Times bestselling series Kingdom Keepers
" An action-packed story of pith helmets and secret passageways, prophecy and skepticism, temptation and wickedness, and the most agile and lethal great-aunt a boy could hope to have." — The Wall Street Journal
"With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilder's antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking for the next great adventure." — Booklist
"Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights." — Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
BOOK TRAILER & INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE!!
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
1 hour. Raymond discusses the Will Wilder series, the writing process and instilling a love of reading and interest in history early on.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary School and Middle School, grades 3-7
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Raymond can speak to small or large groups of students, so whatever works best for the school.
Projector, screen, and microphone to hook up to laptop. (Raymond bring his own laptop.) (If it’s a smaller group of kids in a smaller setting, no mic needed.) 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 is also now available!