Appearing at Presbyterian Church Parish House | 1:00 pm
About the author
Dan Gutman is the award-winning author of 180 books. His book series include Rappy the Raptor for beginning readers, My Weird School for young readers, and The Genius Files and Flashback Four for advanced readers. He lives in New York.
MFOB featured books: Houdini and Me and My Weirdest School #11: Mrs. Stoker is a Joker!
Gutman uses his writing powers for good once again in this exciting new middle grade novel, Houdini and Me. Harry has always admired the famous escape artist Houdini. And when Houdini asks for help in coming back to life, it seems like an amazing chance…or could it be Houdini’s greatest trick of all?
Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini is NOT Harry Houdini–the famous escape artist who died in 1926. But Harry DOES live in Houdini’s old New York City home, and he definitely knows everything there is to know about Houdini’s life. What is he supposed to do, then, when someone starts texting him claiming that he’s Houdini, communicating from beyond the grave? Respond, of course! It’s hard for Harry to believe that Houdini is really contacting him, but this Houdini texts the secrets to all the escape tricks the dead Houdini used to do. What’s more, Houdini is offering Harry a chance to go back in time and experience it for himself. Should Harry ignore what must be a hoax? Or should he give it a try and take Houdini up on this death-defying offer?
My Weirdest School #11: Mrs. Stoker is a Joker!
With more than 30 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this penultimate book of the My Weirder-est School arc, grab a chair with A.J. and his friends as Ella Mentry School welcomes a new principal to the stage—put your hands together for Mrs. Stoker!
Mr. Klutz is retiring! (A surprise even to him, courtesy of scheming Dr. Carbles.) Vice principal Mrs. Jafee thinks it’s her time to shine, but Dr. Carbles has hired someone else for the job! Stand-up comedian Mrs. Stoker is ready to defend her place as principal in a joke-off against Mrs. Jafee.
Will Mrs. Stoker have the last laugh? Or will she lose her audience when things get serious?