Fred the skeleton has something up his sleeve! To celebrate the publication of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, author Elinor Teele is heading back to An Unlikely Story for a Gold Rush-themed visit. There will be a reading, signing, a mini treasure hunt with cipher clues, and the chance to pose with Fred himself! The event is suitable for all ages, but tweens and middle graders are especially welcome.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the acclaimed author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin comes a funny, heartfelt, rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold.
The small, run-down town of Eden is the only place Jenny Burns has ever called home. The roots of the trees are in her bones, the air of the mountains is in her breath, the lakes and rivers are in her blood. And that’s why when her father loses his job and tells Jenny that they may have to move on from Eden, she knows she can’t let that happen.
The fever of the New Zealand gold rush still runs in the veins of Eden, and everyone knows the legend of Doc Magee: how he found the largest gold nugget anyone had ever seen and hid it somewhere in the hills before he disappeared. Jenny and her best friend, Pandora, know that if they can find the gold, it’ll solve all their problems. But the way is fraught with mysteries, riddles, and danger—and those are just the threats they know about. Before her quest is over, Jenny will have to face challenges from within as well as from without.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elinor Teele is the author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin as well as a playwright who graduated with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2005. She lives with her family in New England. You can visit her online at www.elinorteele.com.