Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday March 24, but have a little flexibilty. (Tania and Will will visit two schools each day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle
ABOUT THE BOOK: Warren the 13th and The Whispering Woods
Warren the 13th is back in another lushly illustrated middle grade adventure! This sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye begins soon after the first book's conclusion. Twelve-year-old Warren has learned that his beloved hotel can walk, and now it's ferrying guests around the countryside, transporting tourists to strange and foreign destinations. But when an unexpected detour brings everyone into the dark and sinister Malwoods, Warren finds himself separated from his hotel and his friends--and racing after them on foot through a forest teeming with witches, snakes, talking trees, and mind-boggling riddles. Once again, you can expect stunning illustrations and gorgeous design from Will Staehle on every page--along with plenty of nonstop action and adventure.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Tania Del Rio: Tania is a professional comic book writer and artist who has spent the past 10 years wiring and illustrating, primarily for a young audience. Her clients include Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Marvel; she is best known for her work writing and drawing the 42-issue run of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit Tania online at www.taniadelrio.blogspot.com.
Will Staehle: Will is the creator of the Warren the 13th series, and is an award-winning designer and illustrator. He grew up reading comics and working summers at his parent's design firm in Wisconsin. He now spends his days designing book covers, posters, and mini-comics, to ensure that he gets as little sleep as possible. He lives in Seattle. Visit Will online at www.unusualco.com.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes. Will and Tania present a colorful and engaging keynote slideshow. The presentation begins with an introduction to Will and Tania and their work, and an overview of their first book, Warren The 13th and The All-Seeing Eye as well as their latest book Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods, and its characters (without giving too much away!). Tania reads portions of both books, and Will follows up with a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his illustration process, including a 3-D animated clip of the hotel. An optional addition is to play the official book trailers, which is partially animated with music. All this is followed by a Q+A session, with the option for a giveaway of special prizes for those who ask questions.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary and Middle School, grades 3-6
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!
Tania and WIll bring their own portable projector and screen. They'll need microphones.
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 Tania & Will's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-tania-del-rio-and-will-staehle Please be sure to ask them to include the name of your school in the Notes section of the order, and if they'd like to pick the book up at school, too.