Milan Sergent, author of the Candlewicke 13 young adult fantasy series, voted recently in the Top 5 Mississippi YA Reads, will be at E&H on April 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
*COSTUME CONTEST* Come dressed as your favorite wizard, witch or enchanted being! Black & white stripes encouraged! Winner (8 yo+) will be announced at 2:00 and will receive both books in the series, signed by the author. Need some inspiration? Click here to check out all of the characters from Book 1.
In Book 1 (Curse of the McRavens), meet Valor McRaven who tries to hide his odd symptoms from the “normal” witches. His shadow moves on its own, and he sometimes makes objects move without the required wand. Valor refuses to believe the rumors about his family, even after Mystic Ministry locks the McRavens in the sanatorium and schedules him to be the hunted fox in a ghastly tournament with blindfolded ogres, boiling cauldrons, and cats with moon madness. The only person Valor trusts is his morosely precocious adopted sister, Doomsy Gloomsy, who knows much more than any eight-year-old should.
In Book 2 (Tombstone Forest), just when Valor and Doomsy are minutes from becoming apprentices of magic at Mystic Steeples, their parents snatch them away in an escape from the sanatorium with two nutty Nizzertits they have befriended. Come along as Valor and Doomsy encounter magic creatures, a tombstone amusement park, and a tower of sorcerers, while unraveling more clues to the mysteries surrounding the McRavens.