New York Times bestselling author MarcyKate Connolly will be visiting the Beverly Public Library, Saturday 5/20. Books that are ordered through our website before the event will be brought to the library. Copper Dog Books will also be selling books immediately before and after the presentation.
MarcyKate's newest release, A Breath of Mischief is brimming with danger and magic, perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli. This new fantasy adventure will leave readers breathless, as Aria and her gryphon must rescue the Wind itself.
Aria is raised by the Wind. She grew up in a castle, floating among the clouds with creatures of the air, and spends her days racing and soaring through the sky with her best friend, Gwyn, a young gryphling. At night, she falls asleep to the music of the Wind. But one morning, Aria is woken by a frantic Gwyn. The chimes are silent, there is not a breath of breeze, and their castle has settled on the ground. The Wind has vanished. Aria and Gwyn go on a desperate search, only to discover the Wind is being held captive by a sinister alchemist named Worton. To free the Wind, Aria and Gwyn must complete a series of trials to find and retrieve three magical talismans for Worton.
Nothing will keep Aria from rescuing the element who raised her—not a riddle, not a quest, not a race against time. Except Worton can’t be trusted, and it’s not just the Wind that needs saving…
MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times bestselling children’s book author who lives in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. She graduated from Hampshire College (a magical place where they don’t give you grades) where she wrote an opera sequel to Hamlet as the equivalent of senior thesis. It was also there that she first fell in love with plotting and has been dreaming up new ways to make life difficult for her characters ever since. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com.