Visiting Author for Schools: Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, February 9. (Varian will visit two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your preference.)

AUTHOR
Varian Johnson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and To Catch a Cheat, another Jackson Greene adventure and a Kids' Indie Next List pick. He lives with his family near Austin, Texas. 

ABOUT THE BOOKThe Wildcat's Claw (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 6) 
The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series!

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 to 50 minutes, including Q&A. Varian covers how he became an author and the revision process (with a heavy focus on the Jackson Greene books).

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary School and Middle School; grades 3-7

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
The more the better!

AV NEEDS
Projector, projector screen, and a microphone (if he's speaking in a large room). And a bottle of water.

HASTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#VarianJohnson, #tatteredcover


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 Varian's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-varian-johnson 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 me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.

The Wildcat's Claw (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 6) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338116670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 10th, 2017

Gabriela: Time for Change (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2017, Book 3) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338137019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 26th, 2017

To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel: A Jackson Greene Novel Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545722407
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 25th, 2017

The Return (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 3) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545842075
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 26th, 2016

The Great Greene Heist Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545525534
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015