When:Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Where:Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
From Books of Wonder:
Books of Wonder is truly thrilled to have TONY DITERLIZZI as he launches his fantastic, new book, The Search for WondLa! In support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, who will receive a portion of the night’s sales, Academy Award-nominated actress, Uma Thurman, will be on hand to introduce TONY DITERLIZZI at 6pm. TONY DITERLIZZI will read from his new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all of his books. So be sure to come and join for this very exciting launch party to celebrate The Search for WondLa! Ages 9-12. 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served.
This is the first book in an incredible trilogy, about a 12-year-old girl named Eva Nine, who has never met another person. Raised in a high-tech, underground sanctuary by a Multi-Utility Task Help Robot (Muthr), Eva has been trained to survive the world outside of sanctuary, though she has never seen it for herself. When an invader attacks the Sanctuary, forcing Eva to flee to the surface, she discovers the outside world is nothing like she was told it was. Is she on Earth? Or is this some new planet? Eva finds herself on a thrilling quest to find if there are any other humans left and, if not, what happened to her people?
Written and lavishly illustrated in two-colors by Caldecott Honor Book recipient TONY DITERLIZZI, who is best known as the co-author and illustrator of the NY Times best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles, this is a rollicking adventure, mystery, and coming-of-age story you and your young readers will never forget!