Visiting Author for Schools: Amy Ephron

Amy Ephron

Wednesday, May 2 (Amy will be visiting two schools. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE.)

Amy Ephron

Amy Ephron is the author of The Castle in the Mist, her first book for young readers, which has been nominated for a SCIBA Award. Carnival Magic is a companion to The Castle in the Mist. Amy has also written several adult books, including A Cup of Tea, which was an international bestseller. Her novel One Sunday Morning received the Booklist Best Fiction of the Year and Best Historical Fiction of the Year awards and was a Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. She is a contributor and contributing editor at Vogue and, and her work has appeared in numerous other publications. She was also the executive producer of Warner Brothers' A Little Princess. Amy lives in Los Angeles with her husband; between them they have five children. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: Carnival Magic
Internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron returns with a companion middle grade novel to The Castle in the Mist and creates a magical tale filled with adventure, mystery, fantasy, family, and fun. Like The Castle in the MistCarnival Magic is an atmospheric and richly imagined adventure story, reminiscent of classics such as The Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeA Wrinkle in Time, and The Secret Garden... This companion to The Castle in the Mist features a mysterious carnival, an ominous psychic, and a wind that whisks Tess and Max away from their vacation in South Devon, England. Which fantastical world will they find this time? Tess and Max are back in England for another summer with their Aunt Evie--this time by the seashore in South Devon. And they're incredibly excited about the travelling carnival that's come to town. There are rides, games, acrobats, The House of Mirrors--and even a psychic, with a beautiful wagon all her own. In a visit to the psychic's wagon, while Tess is being hypnotized, the wagon seems to move. Before Tess can shake herself out of the hypnosis, before Max can do anything, they seem to be travelling--along with the rest of the carnival--too quickly for the two of them to jump out. But where are they going and what awaits them? Will they be caught in a world different from their own? And do the Baranova twins, acrobats who miss their sister almost as much as Tess and Max miss their family, hold the keys to the mystery? 


Elementary School; grades 3-5

Minimum of 100 students.

Amy has a PowerPoint presentation, so she’ll need a computer/laptop, projector, screen, a clicker to move between slides if possible, and a microphone. She prefers to email the presentation to the schools ahead of time, so they can queue it up, but will also bring it on a USB just in case. And a bottle of water.

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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. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Amy's books: 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.

Carnival Magic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524740214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - May 2018

The Castle in the Mist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399547003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 24th, 2018