Visiting Author for Schools: Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson

Wednesday, April 3 (Ridley will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)

Edgar nominee, and Fulbright Fellow, Ridley Pearson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 award-winning suspense and young adult adventure novels. His novels have been published in two-dozen languages, and have been adapted for network television and the Broadway stage. Ridley’s middle-grade-reader series include, The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp and Lock & Key. The Peter and the Starcatcher series, co-written with Pulitzer Prize winner (and bandmate), Dave Barry, (adapted to the stage by Rick Elice) was awarded five Tony Awards.

ABOUT THE BOOKSuper Sons: The PolarShield Project
Jon Kent and Ian Wayne are opposites in every way except one—they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes, Superman and Batman! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?

The team is dealing with a precarious climate distaster—the polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Violence and anarchy have become commonplace. Earth is facing its greatest crisi and with Superman and Batman nowhere to be found—it will be up to the Super Sons to save the world!

This is Ridley’s first-ever graphic novel and is the launch title of DC’s new middle grade graphic novel line, DC Zoom.

40-45 minute presentation with signing to follow; presentation TBD.

Upper Elementary Schools and Middle Schools; Grades 3-7

Minimum of 150 students; as many as possible!

Powerpoint projector with a VGA or HDMI cable; microphone/speaker system for groups over 25.If an auditorium/gymnasium has a back-of-room projector and no stage-side cabling, and requires a thumb drive with Microsoft application (ppt, pptx) file, Ridley needs 24 hour notice.

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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 Ridley'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.


Super Sons: The PolarShield Project Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Ile Gonzalez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401286392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Zoom - April 2nd, 2019

Kingdom Keepers (Kingdom Keepers): Disney After Dark Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Tristan Elwell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423123118
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 1st, 2009

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book One) Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Greg Call (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786849079
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2006

Lock and Key: The Initiation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062399021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017