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Robert Beatty, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the middle-grade SERAFINA series, is celebrating the release of the second installment in the popular WILLA OF THE WOOD duology in a virtual event with An Unlikely Story Bookstore. WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW is the enchanting companion to WILLA OF THE WOOD, and is perfect for readers who care deeply about the natural world. Filled with a compelling mixture of history, mystery, and magic, all readers will love this series. During the event, Robert will talk about becoming a writer, discuss the inspiration for the Serafina and WILLA books, and answer audience questions. This presentation is perfect for ages 8-12, and students, teachers, and parents everywhere are welcome to tune in. Save your spot in the free event below.  

Robert has kindly signed bookplates for everyone who purchases WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.  

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
This enchanting companion to Robert Beatty's instant #1 New York Times bestseller Willa of the Wood is perfect for any reader who cares deeply about the natural world.

Willa and her clan are the last of the Faeran, an ancient race of forest people who have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for as long as the trees have grown there. But as crews of newly arrived humans start cutting down great swaths of the forest she loves, she is helpless to stop them. How can she fight the destroyers of the forest and their powerful machines?

When Willa discovers a mysterious dark hollow filled with strange and beautiful creatures, she comes to realize that it contains a terrifying force that seems to be hunting humans. Is unleashing these dangerous spirits the key to stopping the loggers? Willa must find a way to save the people and animals she loves and take a stand against a consuming darkness that threatens to destroy her world.

Filled with a compelling mixture of history, mystery, and magic, Robert Beatty's books are loved by readers from 8 to 108.

Grow your middle grade fantasy collection with these best-selling fan favorites:

  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
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  • The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
  • The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Beatty is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Serafina series and the Willa of the Wood series published by Disney Hyperion. Loved by young readers and adults alike, the Serafina and Willa books are being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide, and have been translated into over 22 languages. Robert lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three daughters. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives, Robert was one of the early pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the chairman/CTO of Narrative magazine. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year. When asked about the inspiration for his books, Robert said, “The Serafina and Willa books grew out of my desire to write stories about unusual and heroic young girls for my three daughters."

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00am
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Willa of Dark Hollow (Willa of the Wood #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368007603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Willa of the Wood: Willa of the Wood, Book 1 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368009478
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 4th, 2019

Serafina and the Black Cloak (The Serafina Series Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781484711873
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 14th, 2016

Serafina and the Twisted Staff (The Serafina Series Book 2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484778067
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 4th, 2017

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (The Serafina Series Book 3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484778050
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2018

Serafina and the Seven Stars (The Serafina Series Book 4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368009607
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 2nd, 2020

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