Visiting Author for Schools: Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, May 3 (Kelly will be visiting two schools, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelly Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Award, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award, the SFWA Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize.

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal!

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Now available in PAPERBACK!)
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION 
This is a 25-30 minute presentation plus a Q&A. 

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary and Middle School; Grades 5-9

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The larger the better! Minimum of 100 students. 

AV NEEDS
TBD

ORDER FORMS
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 Kelly's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-kelly-barnhill 

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.

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

The Witch's Boy Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781616205485
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2015