That's right, the author of Willodeen, The One and Only Ivan, and the Endling Trilogy -- Katherine Applegate, is visiting Little Shop of Stories!! Katherine's new book, Odder, is one of Little Shop's new favorite books, there's no otter one like it! (haha, get it?)
Join us in the auditorium at the Decatur Library on Monday, September 26th at 7pm for this fun event! Please note: masks will be required throughout the entirety of this event. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
While admission to this event is free, attendees must purchase a book from Little Shop of Stories to gain admission to the signing line. When registering, you will have the option to pre-order your copy of Odder. Odder and other books by Katherine Applegate will be available for purchase at the event (while supplies last, so reserve your copy now!)
When registering for this event, please reserve a ticket for each member in your party to ensure seating for all.
About the Book
A touching and lyrical tale about a remarkable sea otter, from Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, author of Wishtree.
Meet Odder, the Queen of Play:
Nobody has her moves.
She doesn’t just swim to the bottom,
She doesn’t just somersault,
She doesn’t just ride the waves,
she makes them.
Odder spends her days off the coast of central California, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the quirky stories for which she’s known. She’s a fearless daredevil, curious to a fault. But when Odder comes face-to-face with a hungry great white shark, her life takes a dramatic turn, one that will challenge everything she believes about herself—and about the humans who hope to save her.
Inspired by the true story of a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that pairs orphaned otter pups with surrogate mothers, this poignant and humorous tale told in free verse examines bravery and healing through the eyes of one of nature’s most beloved and charming animals.
About the Author
Katherine Applegate is the author of several best-selling young adult series, including Animorphs and Roscoe Riley Rules. Home of the Brave, her first standalone novel, received the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in Irvine, California.
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