Visiting Author for Schools: Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly Has New Hours!

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Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly

Wednesday, September 11. Dan and MarcyKate will be doing two school visits; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. (Please indicate your date and time preferences.)

Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly


DAN HARING is a visual effects and animation artist, who has worked on films such as Tangled, The Lion King 3D, Incredible Hulk and Rio 2. 

MARCYKATE CONNOLLY is a New York Times bestselling children’s book author who lives in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. She is also the author of the Shadow Weaver duology.

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Star Shepherd When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn’t survive under such a threat. So they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of stars to keep evil away. Now, eleven-year-old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the small town of Drenn. There, the family watches the night sky for falling stars—and rushes to rescue them when they do. When too many stars start falling at once, and disappearing before they can be saved, Kyro’s father journeys to report the threat. But when he doesn’t return, Kyro, with the help of his best friend, Andra, and his trusty dog, Cypher, must find a way to save the stars before the dark creatures make a terrifying return.


Length: 1 hour, plus Q+A.

Topic of Presentation: The authors will give a creative and inspirational presentation about the individual paths that led them to co-authoring The Star Shepherd, the process of writing the book together, and the importance of never giving up.

Elementary, middle school, grades 3-7.

100+ students, or as many as possible!

Projector, projector screen, cord to connect PC to projector, two microphones. Two water bottles.

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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 Dan and MarcyKate's books: 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.

The Star Shepherd Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492658207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Shadow Weaver Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492667988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

Comet Rising (Shadow Weaver #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492649984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 1st, 2019