Brilliantly talented artist Gareth Hinds will introduce his newest graphic novel adaptation, GRACELING, the beloved New York Times best-selling YA fantasy by Kristin Cashore. Gareth will talk about creating his latest book and conduct a drawing demonstration. Watching Gareth in action is something any graphic novel fan or budding artist won't want to miss!
After the presentation, Gareth will answer audience questions and sign books. Registration for this free event below!
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she lived a life of privilege until the day her ability to kill a man with her bare hands revealed itself during a royal banquet. Now she acts as her uncle’s enforcer, traveling the kingdom and threatening those who dare oppose him.
But everything changes when she meets Po, a foreign prince Graced with combat skills who is searching for the truth about his grandfather’s disappearance. When Katsa agrees to help him, she never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that could destroy them all.
With "gorgeous storytelling" (School Library Journal, starred review) and characters "crafted with meticulous devotion" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Graceling is a beloved classic that has continued to resonate with readers for over a decade.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf, King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice, The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten "best of 2010" lists), Romeo and Juliet , and Macbeth. He is a recipient of the Boston Public Library's "Literary Lights for Children" award. He lives in Maryland.