MA – Ordinary People Change the World Signing

Author Brad Meltzer appears at An Unlikely Story on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign the latest books in the Ordinary People Change the World series, I AM GHANDI and I AM SACAGAWEA.

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

MA – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Artist Gareth Hinds appears at An Unlikely Story on Saturday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM to introduce his newest graphic novel adaptation, Poe: Stories and Poems, a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, translating Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format. Gareth will talk about creating his latest book, and conduct a drawing demonstration.

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MA – An Evening w/ Tony DiTerlizzi

Press Release:

This is an event you will definitely not want to miss! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will visit An Unlikely Story on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM to discuss with Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) being an imaginative kid and how that turned into his becoming an imaginative adult. Tony and Jeff will talk about their books and their creative process followed by a Q & A and book signing.

Any available tickets for this event will be available on Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm

ABOUT TONY:
Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

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111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

MA – Batgirl at Super Hero High Signing

Author Lisa Yee signs Batgirl at Super Hero High on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM at An Unlikely Story!

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MA – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Launch Party

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Jeff Kinney will be at An Unlikely Story on Friday November 11th from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM to introduce the 11th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down! Jeff will do a presentation and personalize books for fans.

Tickets will be available at 10am on Friday, October 28th. Our seating is limited to 200, so this event is expected to sell out very quickly. There will be a waiting list of 100, and those on the waitlist will be able to view the presentation via a live broadcast on the Third Floor, and will be able to have their books signed and personalized by Jeff.

An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

MA – Samurai Rising Signing

0000000-samurai-risingGareth Hinds appears at An Unlikely Story on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM to introduce his newest collaboration, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, an illustrated historical account written by Pamela S. Turner. Gareth will talk about illustrating 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!

About the Book:
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life “Game of Thrones.”
This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemy’s household until he was sent away to live in a monastery. He grew up skinny and small. Not the warrior type. But he did inherit his family pride and when the time came for the Minamoto to rise up against their enemy once again, Yoshitsune was there. His daring feats, such as storming a fortress by riding on horseback down the side of a cliff and his glorious victory at sea, secured Yoshitsune’s place in history and his story is still being told centuries later.

About the Artist:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.

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111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
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MA – Timmy Failure Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at An Unlikely Story on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than seven hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. His first book for young readers, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, was an instant New York Times bestseller with two widely acclaimed follow ups released in 2014. The fourth book in the series, Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection releases in October 2015. He lives in Northern California.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some surprising news sends Timmy Failure on a hilarious caper as the “New York Times” best-selling series continues. “Behold You are all about to be witnesses to greatness.” In this fourth volume of Timmy Failure’s memoirs, Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy’s mom, Total the polar bear, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind Molly Moskins. It’s a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man. Someone call the authorities…

Further details and registration available at the link.

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MA – Comics Squad: Lunch Signing

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Cartoonist Jarrett Krosoczka will be visiting An Unlikely Story to celebrate the release of his collaborative books, Comics Squad: Lunch on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM! Jarrett will do a brief reading, talk about the Comics Squad series, conduct a brief drawing demonstration, answer audience questions and sign copies of his books. Free tickets are available at the link.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH!

Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

ABOUT JARRETT:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett hasn’t stopped or slowed down since.

Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and/or illustrator of more than twenty-five books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of TED.com and have collectively acrued more than a million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work has been featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Jarrett’s books have also been recommended by national publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times and USA Today. His Punk Farm picture book and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and their pug—Ralph Macchio. For more information, please visit his website at: www.studiojjk.com

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